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Langley father saves son from abduction

Playground area of Douglas Park. - Undated Google Street View image
Playground area of Douglas Park.
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A man who tried to pick up a two-year-old boy in Langley City's Douglas Park is being sought by RCMP.

Around 9 a.m. Monday, a Langley father and his young son entered the playground area of the park in the 20600 block of Douglas Crescent.

When the father turned away to put down his son’s helmet and bike, an unknown male picked the child up in his arms.

When the father saw his son in the suspect’s arms, he yelled loudly and the suspect immediately dropped the child.

The suspect fled the park with the father following closely behind.

The man entered a vehicle, a dark green van or SUV with a tinted rear window, and sped off southbound on 206 Street.

The suspect was described as possibly South Asian or Hispanic, average build to slightly husky, 5’9” to 5’11” with dark brown hair, wearing a white hat and a dark shirt.

The Langley Serious Crime unit is investigating.

They have issued a public appeal to anyone with information that might assist investigators to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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