Peachland abduction attempt thwarted

Teen grabbed Saturday night by two men but arrival of a woman on scene sends men scurrying.

The RCMP are looking to identify two men who appear to have attempted to abduct a 15-year-old girl in Peachland Saturday night.

According to police, on Aug. 8 at 7:46 pm, the West Kelowna RCMP responded to a possible attempted abduction in the tunnel between Beach Avenue and Princeton Avenue in Peachland.

Two unidentified men had approached the teen, one man grabbed her wrists and the other man started to push her into the tunnel.

When an unidentified woman suddenly entered the tunnel and interrupted the incident, the two men let go of the girl and fled on foot the out of the tunnel toward Beach Avenue.

The teen and the woman exited the Princeton Avenue side of the tunnel, where they saw the men get into a a black sedan and drive away quickly, southbound on Highway 97.

One of the men is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 30-40 years old
  • Approximately 5’11 (180 cm)
  • Skinny build
  • Wearing a black hoodie with a zipper and white drawstrings
  • Light blue jeans
  • Black skater shoes

The other  is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 30-40 years old
  • Weaning a red or burgundy hoodie with the hood up

The suspect vehicle is described as a black sedan with Alberta licence plates

The teen was shaken but uninjured in the incident, said Cpl. Joe Duncan of the Kelowna RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the men, or who may have witnessed the incident, is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, going online at or texting to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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