Police seek suspects after attempted child abduction in southeast Edmonton

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City police are looking to the public to help identify a pair of suspects wanted in connection to an attempted child abduction in southeast Edmonton on Thursday.

At around 7:20 p.m., it was reported to police that a “Sprinter-style cargo van” was traveling east on 38 Avenue near 55 Street, police said in a Saturday news release. The van, which was occupied by two females, reportedly approached a 12-year-old boy who was walking home. Police said one of the women got out of the van and told the boy to get in, but he fled home and the interaction was reported to police.

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Police describe the van as a black or dark grey, tall “Amazon” style or Sprinter-like cargo van. The woman who reportedly spoke to the boy is described by police as a white female with a medium build, roughly 30 years old, with shoulder length brown hair, and wearing a black dress.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

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