Halifax Regional Police is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred yesterday, Oct. 9 at approximately 3:30 p.m.
A woman was walking in the area of Falkland Street and Maynard Street in Halifax when she was approached by a man driving a newer red minivan with an automatic sliding door. The man exited the vehicle and attempted to forcibly get the woman to enter the vehicle. The woman was able to break free from the man, fled the area and contacted police. She was not injured in the incident and does not know her attacker.
Police are looking for a white man in his late 40s or early 50s, six-feet-tall, with a pot belly, scruffy greying beard and brown eyes. At the time, he was wearing a blue baseball hat, dark sweatshirt, blue jeans and he had a strong smell of cologne. He also spoke with a scratchy voice.
Investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.