Attempted abduction reported in southeast Edmonton Wednesday morning

A young boy reported an attempted abduction on July 14, 2021 in southeast Edmonton. Global News

Edmonton police are looking to the public for information after what they called an attempted abduction Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the southeast neighbourhood of Summerside at around 8:35 a.m. A nine-year-old boy was walking his dog in the area of 21A Avenue and 69 Street when he said he was approached by a man driving a white cargo van.

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The boy said the man got out of the van, opened the side door and asked the boy to get in.

There was allegedly another boy inside who police said was possibly seven years old but didn’t appear to be in distress.

The nine-year-old refused to get in the van and ran home, police said.

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The driver is described as a clean-shaven man in his 20s wearing a blue hat, light blue shirt and blue jeans. He is between five feet 10 inches and six feet tall, police said.

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The van was a white, Promaster-type cargo van with tinted windows and a caged rear interior. Police said it’s often used in trades or on industrial worksites.

Anyone with information on this file is asked to call police at 780-423-4567.

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