According to police, on Wednesday February 4th, 2015 at approximately 9:15pm a 20 year old female resident of St. Catharines was walking along Division Street East of Riordon Street in the City of St. Catharines. As the female walked Eastbound on Division Street she noted a vehicle pull up alongside her and block her path.

A male exited the vehicle from the driver’s side, took hold of the female and attempted to pull her into the vehicle. A short struggle ensued and the female was able to break free. The female ran to a nearby residence where she alerted the occupants who immediately called police. Members of the Uniform Branch of the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the area in efforts to locate the vehicle and suspect driver. Neither vehicle or driver were located despite an extensive search. The vehicle was last seen turning South on Calvin Street.

The suspect in this incident is described as the following: Male, approximately 50 to 60 years of age with an Olive complexion, average height, thin face and slender build with short receding grey hair, neatly trimmed grey mustache, and spoke with a possible Middle Eastern accent. The male was described as wearing a waist length puffy black or navy blue winter jacket.

The suspect vehicle is described as being a smaller 4 door vehicle, tan in color.

This incident is being investigated by members of the 1 District Detective Office and any witnesses or persons in the area at the time of this incident who may have information are encouraged to call police at 905 688-4111 extension 4385.

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