Manitoba RCMP are searching for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl near Landmark on Sunday morning.
The teen was walking her dog southeast of Landmark along Ste Anne’s Road when the man pulled up and asked if she needed a ride. After refusing, she was forced into the pickup truck, Manitoba RCMP said Monday in a release.
As the vehicle approached a dead-end on Road 45N, about four kilometres east of Landmark, the girl escaped and fled to a nearby residence, sustaining minor injuries.
The homeowner contacted RCMP around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday.
Patrols failed to locate the suspect and vehicle. Steinbach and St Pierre RCMP detachments continue to investigate, aided by Police Dog Services and Major Crime Services units.
RCMP describe the suspect as a clean-cut 18 to 22-year-old male about five feet and eight inches in height, with a medium build, light-brown complexion, short black hair, and round face.
The pickup truck is described as an older four-door model with a black, dusty exterior that was possibly repainted. No licence plate information is available.
RCMP ask anyone who may have noticed a vehicle or driver matching the above descriptions to contact St Pierre RCMP at 204-433-7433.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.