RCMP in Fort St. John are investigating the attempted abduction of a female road flagger on Sunday morning.

The woman was working on Highway 29 about 27 kilometers southwest of Charlie Lake when a dark blue van with silver striping approached her.

Police say a man she did not recognize opened the van’s rear door and attempted to pull the her in.

She struggled with the suspect and managed to escape his clutches, he eventually got back in the van and drove off towards Hudson’s Hope.

The van is described as;
– dark blue with silver striping
– chrome on front grille
– barn style rear doors

The suspect is described as;
– caucasian male
– approximately 5’9
– no accent when he spoke

RCMP are currently canvassing neighboring properties to speak with witnesses, or to obtain any video surveillance they may have.

“We’re asking for anyone who was in the Charlie Lake area to try to remember if they saw a vehicle matching this description to call the RCMP,” said Sgt Joelle LaChance, A/Operations NCO of the Fort St John RCMP.

“Your dash cam footage may be able to help us identify the suspect in this crime.”

Fort St. John RCMP are working with others in Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Grande Prairie to try to identify the suspect and the vehicle involved in the attempted abduction.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time of this incident and may recognize this van, the suspect or have dash cam video footage to call Ft St John RCMP at 250-787-8140.