West Shore RCMP are investigating after an attempted abduction took place in the parking lot of the Shoppers Drug Mart at the Westshore Town Centre in Langford.
Police say on Monday, November 14th, sometime between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was leaning into the back seat of her own vehicle when a male suspect pushed her into the vehicle and closed the door.
According to police, a second male suspect then approached the vehicle and tried to get into the driver’s seat.
“The victim reacted quickly and hit the lock button on her key fob, preventing the male from entering her car,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.
Fortunately, police say a young male bystander witnessed the incident and shouted at the men who then left on foot.
The suspects were last seen headed around the side of Jacklin Road’s Shoppers Drug Mart toward Kelly Road.
Police describe the first suspect as having a darker complexion who is in his late 20s or early 30s. He is approximately 6’ tall to 6’2” tall, he has a beard and he was wearing dark coloured pants and a dark coloured hoodie. He may have a possible tattoo on one hand/wrist in the pattern of swirls.
The second suspect is described similarly as a man with darker complexion in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing dark coloured pants and a dark coloured hoodie with facial hair.
“We would like to make the public aware of this as it is a concerning investigation into an attempted abduction,” said Cpl. Saggar. “We have had no similar complaints of this nature, we believe this incident is isolated.”
“The investigation is ongoing, and police would like to speak with the bystander who scared away the suspects.”
Police also ask that anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed this crime take place, or has possible dash camera footage that captured this incident, call the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.