Woman manages to flee attempted kidnapping in Fort McMurray

Even when living in a safe community like Stettler, it's important to stay alert to your surroundings, according to police.

Even when living in a safe community like Stettler, it’s important to stay alert to your surroundings, according to police.

The message was driven home for one woman in Fort McMurray after an attempted kidnapping earlier this month.

According to Wood Buffalo RCMP, a woman was walking in the downtown shortly after midnight on Dec. 4 when a car pulled up beside her.

Inside the older, but higher-end car were two men; the passenger got out of the vehicle and tried to pull the victim into the car. When she fought back, he assaulted her. Despite her injuries, she managed to break free and ran away.

The men were both described as being black, with the passenger described as over six-feet in height, with a stocky build and no facial hair,

If you have any information regarding this occurrence, or if you see a vehicle that matches the description, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000.  Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stopper, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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