VicPD hoping to identify woman screaming for help from van

VicPD hoping to identify woman screaming for help from van
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Victoria Police say they are hoping to identify a woman who was screaming for help from the passenger seat of a van this morning.

Officers were called to the area of Quadra Street and Hillside Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning for reports of a distressed woman in a van.

Witnesses say the van was driving erratically westbound on Hillside Avenue, and the woman in the passenger seat was screaming for help, trying to exit the van while it was moving.

The woman involved in the incident is described as a 28 to 30-year-old Caucasian woman with an average build. She had a thin, oval-shaped face and bleached blonde shoulder-length hair. She wore a sweatshirt that was either light pink or white.

The van is described as a “newer” white utility van with blacked-out rear windows, and no side windows. The rear license plate on the van was described as having red lettering, and may be an Alberta license plate. The van did not have a front license plate. The van is described as being similar in appearance to a GMC Savana cargo van.

Witnesses described the driver of the van as a Caucasian man with dark hair.

Officers are hoping to speak with the woman to check on her well-being.

If you have information about this incident please call VicPD’s non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Laura BroughamLaura Brougham

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