A 17-year-old girl said she avoided an abduction attempt in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot in Langford this week, according to West Shore RCMP.
On Nov. 14 between 5 and 5:30 p.m., a woman was leaning into the back seat of her vehicle when a man approached her from behind and shoved her into the back seat, then closed the door.
Another man then came to the vehicle and tried to get into the driver’s side door, but the woman hit the lock button on her key fob, preventing him from getting into the car.
A bystander saw the incident and shouted at the men, who then left on foot towards Kelly Road.
One suspect is described as a man in his late 20s to early 30s with a darker complexion, about 6’0″ to 6’2″, wearing dark-coloured pants and a dark-coloured hoodie. He possibly had a tattoo on one hand or wrist with a pattern of swirls, and had a beard.
The second suspect is described as a man with a darker complexion in his late 20s to early 30s, wearing a dark-coloured hoodie and dark-coloured pants. He also had a beard.
“We would like to make the public aware of this as it is a concerning investigation into an attempted abduction. We have had no similar complaints of this nature, we believe this incident is isolated,” Cpl. Nancy Saggar, the West Shore RCMP’s media relations officer, said in a news release.
“The investigation is ongoing, and police would like to speak with the bystander who scared away the suspects.”
Anyone in the area at the time who witnessed the attempted abduction, or with possible dash cam footage is asked to call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.