Police investigating report of attempted kidnapping in Orillia

Police are investigating following the report of an attempted kidnapping in Orillia.

According to the OPP, a woman was walking on Front Street, near Elgin Street,aound 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 14) when she was approached by a male who had gotten out of a car.

“The male engaged the victim in conversation and when she tried to walk away, he grabbed her and tried to force her into his vehicle,” reads a media release.

“The victim was able to get away uninjured and the male got back into his car and drove away southbound on Front Street towards Atherley Road. ”

The suspect is described as black, between the ages of 30 to 40 with a height of approximately six feet and a stocky build. He was wearing a red sweater and a red, yellow, green and black hat (Jamaican style).

The vehicle is described as an older model silver sedan.

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