A man arrested by Abbotsford Police in attempted abduction case of 16-year old girl

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Abbotsford: The Abbotsford Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who tried to abduct a 16-year old girl on Saturday, September 17 at 5:15 PM, the girl was waiting at a bus stop on Old Yale Road near Mitchell Street. A male suspect drove past the girl several times in a van. Eventually, the suspect parked the van and approached the girl on foot.  He attempted to try to entice her with offers of liquor and a ride to work. When the girl refused, the suspect grabbed her by the arm and attempted to pull her in the direction of his parked vehicle. The victim resisted and, thankfully, a male passerby became involved and yelled at the suspect causing the suspect to flee. The passerby then sat with the victim until her bus arrived.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 20’s with medium-length brown hair and a mustache.  He stood 5’5” tall with a medium build and had a teardrop tattoo under his eye.  The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt, black baggy pants and work boots.

The suspect vehicle is described a dark red or burgundy, early 2000’s van similar to a Ford Winstar or Dodge Caravan.