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Woman escapes attacker during early morning walk

Richmond Mounties are investigating what they believe was an attempted abduction Monday night near No. 2 Road and Blundell.

A woman, 59, was walking east on Blundell, toward No. 2 Road, around 6:45 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind by what she suspects was a man, Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said.

The woman struggled, and managed to free herself and escape.

The suspect fled west on Blundell Road, and then south on Clifton Road.

The suspect may have been male, about five feet seven inches tall, with a slim build and wearing black clothing.

The suspect may have an injury to his hand or fingers as a result of the struggle with the victim.

The suspect was aided in his escape by the foggy weather.

Ashton urged pedestrians to stick to well lit streets and to travel with another person, whenever possible.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen the suspect, is asked to call the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, by e-mail at Richmond_tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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