Peel Police are warning the public to be aware of their surroundings after an abduction attempt in Mississauga on Boxing Day.
It happened near Clarkson Road and Lakeshore Road W at around 7 p.m.
Police say the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was walking on the sidewalk when she noticed a man running towards her. Brandishing a knife, he forced her into his car, a dark coloured mid-sized SUV, with tinted windows.
The victim struggled with the suspect and was able to get out of the vehicle. Police say a citizen stopped his car and helped the victim. She was not injured.
The suspect is described as a white male with blue eyes, 5'10" with a medium to muscular build. He was wearing a black balaclava over his face.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. They're also advising people to be aware of what's around them, not to walk alone if possible and to avoid unpopulated areas.