Mounties are searching for a woman who they believe attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old child from the Pigeon Lake, Alta., area south of Edmonton in July.
RCMP released a sketch of the woman as well as a description of her and her vehicle on Thursday.
Police said they were called on July 26 around 7:30 p.m. after the woman approached a 15-year-old and a seven-year-old.
“After a short conversation, the woman grabbed the seven-year-old. The child was able to break free and both youths ran away,” Cpl. Troy Savinkoff wrote in a news release.
Police provided the following description of the suspect:
In her 40s or 50s;
approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall;
long to mid shoulder length grey hair;
vibrant blue eyes;
small hairs around the mouth and chin;
wearing a long black coat.
Her vehicle is described as a 2015-2018 blue Ford Edge.
Anyone with information is asked to call Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS).