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‘Chilling’ note threatens young girl

<p align="left">A note threatening to kidnap a teenaged girl was tacked to the front door of her home in East Vancouver, police said yesterday.</p>

Police seek help finding author



Jeff Hodson/metro vancouver


Vancouver Const. Howard Chow points to the distinctive capitalized “A” that police hope will help lead them to the author of a threatening note found on a door in East Vancouver.





A note threatening to kidnap a teenaged girl was tacked to the front door of her home in East Vancouver, police said yesterday.





“It’s a very disturbing note,” said Const. Howard Chow, a spokesman for the department. “It is chilling just to read.”





The note, tinted blue from forensic chemicals, has large sections blanked out by police officers.





It reads:





“Important. Hello: I’m the man who follow you to your house with a hammer. I know you are Asian (young) … My intention is to kidnap you and I know where you live … and I will get you soon!!!”





The note was released yesterday in the hopes that someone might be able to identify the author by his handwriting.





In particular, the capitalized A in the words “Important” and “Asian” are a distinctive delta shape.





Chow said it was found July 30 attached to the front door of a home in the area of Grandview Highway between Rupert and Renfrew streets.





Police believe that the 17-year-old was followed home from a nearby bus station just before midnight on July 29.





Officers have taken steps to ensure the girl’s safety, Chow said, but would not elaborate.




jeff.hodson@metronews.ca

 
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