Police investigating attempted child abduction in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP are seeking more information after a man attempted to pull a 12-year-old boy into his vehicle on Wednesday.

Sylvan Lake RCMP are seeking more information after a man attempted to pull a 12-year-old boy into his vehicle on Wednesday.

The boy was approached at about 4 p.m. by a man near Mother Theresa School in the area of Old Boomer Road in Sylvan Lake.

The man drove up to the boy, grabbed him by the arm and tried to pull him into his vehicle. The boy was able to free himself and run away to safety, RCMP said.

The vehicle is described as an older Honda four-door car. One of its tires had a black rim.

The man is described as Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, medium build, bald, wearing a black hoodie pulled over his head and sunglasses.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP at (403) 858-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).