10-year-old girl escapes attempted abduction

10-year-old girl escapes attempted abduction

The Winnipeg Police Service says they were called just after 12 p.m. about a report of a 10-year-old girl.

The young girl tells police she was approached by two males and grabbed in a strip mall near Kildare Avenue East and Wayota Street at about 12:20. The males then tried to force her into a vehicle.

The male who tried to grab her is described as a 16-year-old male, black, tall, with an average build and wearing a red or maroon sweater with a stripe. The other individual is described as an Indigenous or black male with no further description.

The truck has been described as a black or blue sport utility vehicle or truck.

The investigation continues, police are asking for help in finding suspects in the attempted abduction.

Help is available for people who may be worried someone has gone missing:

Winnipeg police non-emergency line: 204-986-6222.

Manitoba RCMP divisional headquarters: 204-983-5420.

For missing children tips: 1-866-543-8477, or view their website: https://missingkids.ca/app/en/

If you believe a person or child is in serious danger, call 911.

As per Winnipeg Police, any tip or any information can be very important and could possibly lead officers to the missing person.