Salmo boy narrowly escapes abduction

  • Feb. 8, 2011 12:00 p.m.

A 13-year-old Salmo boy was able to get away from an abductor Wednesday morning along Highway 3.

The unknown male abducted the boy between 8:30 and 9 a.m., but the boy was able to scream and flee to the Salmo RCMP detachment.

The suspect is described as male, mid 30s, 5’8” with a slim build, dirty blonde hair, goatee and crooked front teeth. He was wearing square plastic rim sunglasses, a black leather jacket, blue skinny jeans and black leather boots that came to the shin. He also smelled like cigarettes.

The suspect’s vehicle is a light blue older model full-sized Dodge van with rust on the wheel wells. The licence plate is from Alberta.

The vehicle was last seen heading westbound on Highway 3 out of Salmo.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Salmo RCMP at 250-357-2212 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.