9-year-old boy walking dog flees attempted abduction in southeast Edmonton

EDMONTON — Edmonton Police Service responded to an attempted abduction call on a nine-year-old boy Wednesday morning.

Police say around 8:35 a.m. it was reported that while out for a walk with his dog, a boy was approached by a driver in a white cargo van near 21A Avenue and 69 Street.

The driver reportedly got out of the van, walked around to the side of the vehicle, opened the door and asked the boy to get in.

Police said the boy refused and ran home.

The man is being described as:

  • White
  • Clean shaven
  • In his 20’s
  • Approximately 5’10” to 6’ foot with brown hair

He was wearing a blue hat, light blue shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

According to police the boy noticed a young child sitting in the van, roughly seven years old, but he did not appear to be in distress.

The vehicle is described as:

  • White
  • Cargo van style
  • Tinted windows
  • Caged rear interior

Police said this type of vehicle is often used in trades or on industrial worksites.

Anyone with information is asked to call EPS at 780-423-4567.

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