ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A child is unhurt after what police in Abbotsford, B.C., describe as a possible attempted abduction.

A statement from Const. Jody Thomas says an unknown man tried to pull the youngster from a ground floor bedroom window of a home on Abbotsford’s east side.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The child managed to break free and the man could not be found when police arrived.

The statement says the preliminary details are being released as a precaution and this case is a reminder that windows and doors should always be locked.

Detectives are checking surveillance cameras in the neighbourhood and want to speak to anyone who might have seen something suspicious.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 17, 2022.

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