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PMPD seek witnesses to kidnapping

A Port Moody police officer confiscated more than just booze Saturday when he confronted a group of young men openly drinking at White Pine Beach.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
A Port Moody police officer confiscated more than just booze Saturday when he confronted a group of young men openly drinking at White Pine Beach.
— image credit: TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

Port Moody police are looking for witnesses to an alleged kidnapping and robbery Tuesday evening.

At approximately 5:50 p.m., a woman walking from the Port Moody West Coast Express station toward St. Johns Street was grabbed by a woman and forced into a waiting van with two other male accomplices.

The three alleged kidnappers drove off with the woman in a beige, older model minivan before stealing an unknown sum of money from her purse and eventually letting her go.

The victim reported the incident to police immediately upon her release, but all three suspects remain at large.

Port Moody police spokesperson Const. Bill Kim told The Tri-City News Thursday that no weapon was brandished during the incident and it is unclear whether or not the victim knew her captors.

The two male suspects are described by police only as Middle Eastern in appearance, while the female suspect is described as 6' tall and approximately 200 lbs., with shoulder-length brown hair tied in a pony tail, Middle Eastern in appearance and wearing a long-sleeved navy blue T-shirt with dark pants and a wristwatch.

The victim is a Middle Eastern woman, 5' 6" tall, 120 lbs. with dark brown shoulder length hair and wearing a knitted zip-up sweater, white T-shirt, blue jeans and carrying a green purse.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the abduction to contact Port Moody Det. Const. Rob Anzulovich or report anonymously to Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

tcoyne@tricitynews.com

 

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