Police seek SUV involved in attempted abduction near Pakenham

PAKENHAM – Police are on the hunt for the lone driver of a Buick sport utility vehicle suspected of an attempted abduction near Pakenham Tuesday.

“On July 22, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an attempted abduction south of the Village of Pakenham in Mississippi Mills Township,” OPP media relations officer Const. Lori Lobinowich released in a statement today (July 23).

On July 21, around 11 a.m., an adult female was walking on a rural road when a newer, light brown, Buick SUV pulled in front of the female and stopped. The driver exited the vehicle, grabbed the female and attempted to get her in his vehicle. The female was able to break free and the driver left the scene. 

The lone male driver is described as:

  •  Caucasian male
  • Short dark hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Approximately 183-centimetres (6 feet) tall
  • White t-shirt bearing a mechanic style logo
  • Light brown shorts that came just above the knee
  • Black sandals
  • Odour of an alcoholic beverage on breath

“The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times,” Lobinowich said. “The OPP’s website, opp.ca, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links.”

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).