Woman abducted, assaulted by man hiding in her back seat: police
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:09PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:52PM EDT
Provincial police are investigating after a Norfolk County woman was allegedly abducted and assaulted.
Police say they received a call on Monday afternoon from a Port Dover resident that the woman had been abducted.
Between 9:30 p.m. Sunday and 12:11 a.m. Monday, the victim was driving near Port Dover. That’s when police say she was abducted by a man hiding in the back seat of the vehicle.
He was reportedly hiding in the back seat of her car for about three hours before forcing her to drive to an undisclosed location in Norfolk County. That's where police say she was physically assaulted.
She received minor physical injuries.
According to police, the victim was able to escape and has since been dealing with investigators.
This incident is under investigation by the Norfolk County OPP’s crime unit.
Police are advising the public to check their front and back seats of their vehicles before entering them.
They are looking for a male suspect who they say is not known to the victim and that he surprised her while she was driving.
No suspect description has been released yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.