Sex Trade Worker Abduction on the Kingsway
Vancouver Police are reporting that a 47 year old Surrey man is in custody and a 27 year old female sex trade worker is in hospital recovering from a stab wound after she was allegedly abducted at knife point from the Cassandra Hotel in the 3000 block of Kingsway Avenue Sunday morning.
According to the VPD, around 9:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a screaming woman being forced into a vehicle near the hotel. The vehicle drove off but not before an alert citizen captured the license plate number and relayed it to police. A short time later, New Westminster Police located the injured woman in their jurisdiction and transported her to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
At the request of Vancouver Police who were on the trail of the suspect vehicle, the Surrey detachment of the RCMP were contacted and asked to assist in the investigation. Surrey RCMP members located the suspect and his vehicle not long after and the 47 year old was taken into custody.
Investigators believe the man and women are known to each other. The investigation is continuing and no charges have been confirmed at this point.