A 9-year-old child reported that a masked man attempted to pull him into a vehicle on Princeton Drive around 3:40 p.m. Nov. 29, Thompson RCMP say.
The incident was reported to police around 4:20 p.m. The child, who was walking home from school by himself, was on Princeton Drive near Stanford Bay at the time of the attempted abduction.
The man who tried to grab the child was described as being in his 20s with a darker complexion, black curly hair and brown eyes. He was about 5’7” tall and was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up and a dark green bandana over his face. The child said the man had bloodshot eyes.
The vehicle is described as a grey Chevrolet minivan or SUV with tinted windows. After the man's attempt to grab the child, the vehicle drove up Princeton toward Highland Tower.
Thompson RCMP believe other children may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with any information or with residential video surveillance in the area is asked to call the Thompson RCMP detachment at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.