UPDATE: Police continue to investigate abduction
In addition to the mall abduction police have learned that a female believed to be the same person as the accused had an interaction with a young female at the corner of King and James about 9:50 a.m. on June 20, 2018. Police are asking for the person(s) involved in that interaction to contact Detectives.
On Monday, June 18, in the afternoon just before 5 p.m., police have learned this same female was involved in an interaction with a young female in the area of Wilson Medical on Wilson Street between Mary and Ferguson. Detectives are asking for the person(s) involved and witnesses to contact them so a proper investigation can occur.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Det. Chambers or Det. Mendes at (905) 546-3817.
Police respond to a child abduction at Jackson Square
Police responded to a 9-1-1 call where witnesses observed a young woman grab a four-year-old from her mother’s side and attempt to flee.
Today, June 20, 2018, shortly after 11:00 a.m., police attended the area of King Street East and Summers Lane for reports of a child abduction occurring just outside the Jackson Square Mall doors on King Street East and Summers Lane.
A mother and her four-year-old were standing on the north sidewalk when an unknown female approached from behind, grabbed the child and attempted to leave. Two citizens heard the hysterical mother screaming, so they stepped in front of the female to stop her. At this time, the mother was able to regain contact with her child. Police identified the female and placed her under arrest.
A 19-year-old female from Hamilton has been charged with child abduction.
The accused is currently in police custody with a bail hearing set for tomorrow morning at John Sopinka Courthouse.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Sergeant Lisa Chambers at 905-546-4861 or Detective Sergeant Mike Cunliffe 905.546.3833.