Winnipeg Police Issue Silver Alert in Kidnapping of Senior

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WINNIPEG – NEWS – The Winnipeg Police Service have reported that they are “Happy to report that Sandra McLaughlin, 63, has been safely located. We wish to thank the public, media outlets & partner agencies for their attention and assistance in this matter.”

Earlier:

Winnipeg Police is requesting the public’s assistance with locating Sandra McLaughlin, a 63-year-old woman with dementia, who was abducted early this morning when the vehicle she had been in was stolen.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>UPDATE: Following is video footage of the abduction. If you have any information to share please contact investigators at at 204-986-6250. <a href=”https://t.co/4IL8qRnaGQ”>pic.twitter.com/4IL8qRnaGQ</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) <a href=”https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/1533096924332470272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 4, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>***MISSING PERSON/SILVER ALERT***<br><br>We request your assistance locating Sandra McLaughlin, a 63-year-old woman with dementia, who was abducted early this morning when the vehicle she had been in was stolen.<br><br>Please follow this thread for details. <a href=”https://t.co/TsEItzV4Ol”>https://t.co/TsEItzV4Ol</a> <a href=”https://t.co/U4T5WacD3c”>pic.twitter.com/U4T5WacD3c</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) <a href=”https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/1533093189652914176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 4, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Police have issued a silver alert.

A Silver Alert is activated when a vulnerable adult person is reported as missing.

Sandra McLaughlin is described as being 5’7” tall with a slightly heavier build, long black & white hair and had been wearing a grey hoodie.

The vehicle, a blue 2012 Jeep Patriot with Manitoba licence plate KXR 852, had been temporarily parked at a gas station in the 3600 block of Portage Avenue when a male suspect approached the vehicle and stole it. It has been reported that Sandra McLaughlin was in the rear of the Jeep at the time, and it was last seen westbound on Portage Avenue towards the Perimeter Highway.

Police are concerned for Sandra McLaughlin’s well-being. Anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts to contact 911 or the Winnipeg Police Service’s Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

 

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