Police investigate alleged abduction attempts

The Police have launched an investigation into reports of an alleged abduction attempt reported by members of the public.

The investigation was confirmed in a statement issued by the Police last night.

The Police say that a white Toyota 15 seater van, with blue stripes at the bottom, tinted windows and broken rear windshield window, is being used for the attempted abduction of victims at night time.

 “The Samoa Police Service (S.P.S.) has proactively approached witnesses to the alleged abduction posted by members of the public on social media,” the statement reads. 

“This matter was not reported initially to S.P.S.. However, the information that S.P.S. has received so far is assisting police in launching an investigation into this matter. 

“The information provided includes details of a possible vehicle used for the alleged offence. 

“S.P.S. takes this matter seriously and is asking members of the public to report any sighting of a van with similar description above or any mechanic workshop receiving recent request for replacement of rear windshield window of a 15 seater van. 

“Furthermore, S.P.S. also reminds parents to be vigilant and ensure safety of young children by ensuring that they are accompany by an adult at night time when walking on the road. 

“S.P.S. also encourages the public to report any matter of suspicious nature to a police station near you or telephone 22222.”

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