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OPP search for suspect in alleged attempted abduction of teen in Norwich

FILE PHOTO. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

Ontario Provincial Police in Oxford County are on the lookout for a male suspect in connection with the alleged attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Norwich on Wednesday.

Police said the girl was walking home alone in the area of Main and Washington streets around 10:50 a.m. when she reported being approached by a man in a vehicle.

The driver attempted to coerce the girl to get into the front seat of his vehicle, police said.

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The girl ran to safety, and the vehicle, described as an older model silver or grey minivan with a rounded front grill and black roof rack, was seen driving west on Main Street.

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The driver is described as being thin, possibly in his 60s, with grey hair, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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