Calgary police search for man who allegedly tried to abduct young girl

People with children living in a southwest neighbourhood in Calgary are on edge after an attempted abduction of a young girl.

CALGARY — People with children living in a southwest neighbourhood in Calgary are on edge after an attempted abduction of a young girl.

Calgary police say two girls, nine and 10, were walking in the 3400 block of 28th Avenue S.W. around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday when a man got out of his vehicle and picked up the younger girl.

Officers say she kicked and screamed and the man let her go.

The site is a playground zone just steps away from a pair of elementary schools in a quiet, established neighbourhood.

Duty Inspector Chris Butler says the two girls did everything right by fighting with the suspect to get away, then running to home to call police.

The offender is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately six feet tall with a slender build, shorter brown hair and brown eyes.

He was wearing a red T-shirt with a small Calgary Flames logo on the upper chest, beige pants and black shoes.

The vehicle is described as a 1990s beige or gold four-door car and an ’X’ may have been one of the letters on the licence plate.