On July 26, 2023, at 7:26 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP received a report of a possible attempted child abduction. Investigators were advised that 7-year-old and 15-year-old youths were walking on a side street in Pigeon lake when they were approached by a woman who exited her vehicle and started to speak to them. After a short conversation, the woman grabbed the 7-year-old. The child was able to break free and both youth ran away.
After continued investigation, RCMP have been able to obtain a photo of a potential suspect vehicle as well as a composite sketch of the female suspect who is described as:
- fair complexion
- 40’s-50’s in age
- 180-190 pounds
- approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall
- long to mid shoulder length grey hair
- very vibrant blue eyes
- small hairs around the mouth and chin
- wearing a long black coat.
RCMP are providing a photo of a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the offence that is believed to be driven by the suspect.
The vehicle depicted is described as a 2015-2018 Blue Ford Edge.
If you have any information about this offence or those responsible you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).