RCMP seek information following alleged attempted abduction
- EFN Staff | May 30, 2018
A reported attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl occurred on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation, according to Broadview RCMP, which released a statement yesterday.
“It is reported that the victim was at the Kahkewistahaw School after 4:00 p.m. [Monday] when a male in a black truck pulled up and asked her if she wanted a ride. She accepted the ride and was driven near the boundary of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation,” according to the statement. “The suspect stopped the vehicle after a short drive. Both the male and female exited the vehicle at which time the female was able to escape and made her way back to a local business on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.”
The suspect is described as Caucasian, tall, thick build, dark brown hair, green eyes, and a deep voice. The truck, with no known make or model, is described as black in color, clean with beige leather interior, and dark tinted windows.
Kahkewistahaw First Nation Chief Evan Taypotat declined to comment on the details but said the matter is still being investigated.
“At this point right now, everything is in the hands of the police officers and RCMP. They’re doing their job so we don’t want to speculate on anything,” said Chief Taypotat, who confirmed the little girl is safe.
The Broadview RCMP was being assisted by the RCMP Yorkton General Investigation Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Forensic sketch Artist, and Victim services. The incident is an ongoing investigation and the Broadview RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance for anyone that may have seen a black truck travelling around the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Monday afternoon. If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Broadview RCMP at 306-696-5200 or you may contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.