Skip to content
Jobs | Contact | Tip line: 705-673-0123

Updated: Woman forced into truck found safe, investigation continues

Police called Jan. 8 after woman was reportedly forced into a pickup on Frood Road
0

Updated Jan. 10 at 9:15 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Police say they have located a woman who was reportedly forced into a pickup truck by two men on Frood Road on Jan. 8.

Police reached out to media on Wednesday seeking the public's help to find the woman, whose name was not released.

On Twitter this morning, police said the woman had been located, spoke to police and is safe. However, the incident remains under investigation.

GSPS officers were called at 12:55 a.m. on Jan. 8 about a woman who appeared to have been forced into a silver or grey pickup truck on Frood, near Jean Street.

GSPS said a witness saw the woman exit the vehicle at the intersection and appeared to be having an argument with someone inside the truck, before walking away down Frood Road.

"A man was seen exiting the passenger side of the vehicle and chasing after the woman while the driver of the vehicle put the truck in reverse in order to catch up to them," police said in a release this afternoon. "The man was then seen pushing the woman back into the truck. The driver of the truck then drove down Frood Road towards downtown with all three individuals inside."

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white man, about 30 years old with his head shaved into a buzz cut, a short beard and wearing a red and black plaid jacket.

The passenger who was seen chasing the woman is also described as a white man, also around 30 years of age, with dark eyebrows. He was wearing a black and white toque and a black snowmobiling jacket with white trim and a reflective vest.

The woman is described as being approximately 20 with dark hair. She was wearing a toque, dark bomber jacket with fur around the hood and dark pants.

"We are looking to check on the well-being of the woman and we are requesting that anyone who may know the identity of the woman or the individuals involved in the incident contact us immediately," police said.

Original story:

Greater Sudbury Police say they are concerned for the well-being of an unnamed woman who was reportedly forced into a truck on Frood Road last night.

Police were called at 12:55 a.m. on Jan. 8 about a woman who appeared to have been forced into a silver or grey pickup truck on Frood, near Jean Street.

GSPS said the witness saw the woman exit the vehicle at the intersection and appeared to be having an argument with someone inside the truck, before walking away down Frood Road.

"A man was seen exiting the passenger side of the vehicle and chasing after the woman while the driver of the vehicle put the truck in reverse in order to catch up to them," police said in a release this afternoon. "The man was then seen pushing the woman back into the truck. The driver of the truck then drove down Frood Road towards downtown with all three individuals inside."

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white man, about 30 years old with his head shaved into a buzz cut, a short beard and wearing a red and black plaid jacket.

The passenger who was seen chasing the woman is also described as a white man, also around 30 years of age, with dark eyebrows. He was wearing a black and white toque and a black snowmobiling jacket with white trim and a reflective vest.

The woman is described as being approximately 20 with dark hair. She was wearing a toque, dark bomber jacket with fur around the hood and dark pants.

"We are looking to check on the well-being of the woman and we are requesting that anyone who may know the identity of the woman or the individuals involved in the incident contact us immediately," police said.

Call GSPS at 705-675-9171 ext. 2331. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at SudburyCrimeStoppers.com.