Man in SUV tried to grab child in Point Douglas neighbourhood, police say

Police are investigating after a report of an attempted child abduction in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:40 p.m. someone called the police to say they had seen a man try to grab a child in the 200 block of Austin Street North, which is near Euclid Avenue. Police say the child was physically unharmed, and the man fled in a silver-coloured SUV.

The man is described as 35 to 40, approximately five feet, seven inches, with a medium build. He was unshaven with curly brown hair and wore a ball cap, a dark-coloured T-shirt, dark khaki pants and blue runners.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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