Police release sketch of suspect in alleged attempted child abduction

Police release sketch of suspect in alleged attempted child abduction

Barriere RCMP release a composite sketch of a man they hope the public can aid them in identifying

The police investigation into an alleged attempted child abduction incident continues, and Barriere RCMP have released a composite sketch of a man they hope the public can aid them in identifying.

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RCMP continue to investigate after a 10-year-old child was allegedly grabbed by her wrist by an unknown man, on Nov. 22, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., in the area of Dunn Lake Road and Barriere Town Road in Barriere, B.C.

Police quickly attended, doing a full search of the area, and residents were asked to avoid creating any foot traffic within the area as a police tracking dog conducted a search as well. Anyone in the area with video surveillance or dashboard camera footage are asked to contact the Barriere RCMP.

Parents have also been encouraged to discuss safety protocols with their children and closely monitor their actions as RCMP continue their investigation.

“Our investigators are turning to the public in an effort to further advance their ongoing investigation,” said Cpl. Rob Welsman of the Barriere RCMP Detachment. “Since the incident, a specially trained forensic artist met with the victim in order to create a composite sketch of the unknown man.”

The unknown man depicted in the composite drawing has been described to police as approximately 40 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches tall with hazel eyes, brown short hair and a brown full beard approximately 4 inches or more in length shaped to a point at the end.

If you can identify the adult male depicted in the forensic sketch, or you have any additional information that may be of assistance to investigators, please contact the Barriere RCMP non-emergency line at 250-672-9918. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.