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Winnipeg police release sketch of child abduction suspect

Winnipeg police released this sketch of a man who grabbed a child and attempted to pull her down a street as she was walking to school Wednesday.
Winnipeg police released this sketch of a man who grabbed a child and attempted to pull her down a street as she was walking to school Wednesday. Handout / Winnipeg police

WINNIPEG – Police have released a sketch of the person who grabbed a child near Earl Grey School on Wednesday morning.

An 11-year-old girl told police the man grabbed her arm and tried to pull her down Arbuthnot near Warsaw Avenue while she was walking to school before 9 a.m.

The man didn’t say anything and the girl broke free and ran home, where police were called.

The man was white, 50 to 60 years old and short, with a mole on his face, the girl told police. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a maroon toque with a pompom and a scarf over his mouth.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-3296 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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