Police still want to speak with Good Samaritan in abduction attempt

Man helped teen who was being grabbed while she waited for bus in Abbotsford on Sept. 17

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is continuing to appeal for a man to come forward who was involved in helping a teenage girl escape from an abduction attempt earlier this month.

The man is described as Caucasian, in his 30s, six feet tall and with short brown hair  shaved on the sides.

“We strongly believe that this Good Samaritan could offer important evidence that would aid our investigation and we again ask him to contact the Abbotsford Police,” said Const. Ian MacDonald.

A 16-year-old girl was waiting for a bus at about 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the area of Old Yale Road near Mitchell Street, when a man in a van drove by her several times.

The driver eventually stopped the vehicle and approached the girl, offering her liquor and a ride to work.

When the teen refused, the man grabbed her by the arm and attempted to pull her in the direction of his parked vehicle.

The victim resisted, and a male passerby yelled at the suspect, causing him to flee. The passerby then sat with the victim until her bus arrived.

Dwight Love-Paulson, 24, has been charged with assault in relation to the incident.

The Good Samaritan, or anyone who might know of him, is asked to contact the APD at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).

 

 

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