Public help police to locate young girls kidnapped from Ipswich

UPDATE: Two girls kidnapped from Raceview this morning have been located safe and well.

Information provided by members of the public led police to a recreational parkland at Springfield.

A 33-year-old man is now assisting police with their enquiries.


Police have thanked the media and the public for their assistance which helped them locate the children safely.

EARLIER: Queensland Police are seeking urgent public assistance to help locate two girls aged three and four, who were taken from Raceview in Ipswich around 9.40am and may be at significant risk.

A man, who is known to the girls, was seen putting them into a car.Car-1

The car is described as being a Silver Hyundai with Victorian registration 1DY3NX.

The 33-year-old man is from Townsville and is described as Caucasian in appearance, of a solid build and around 165cm tall with sandy hair and blue eyes.

The 3-year-old girl is described as Caucasian in appearance, of a fair complexion with sandy-blonde hair.

The 4-year-old girl is described as Caucasian in appearance, of a fair complexion with sandy-blonde hair.

There is no further information available at this time.

Ring 131 564 to provide information about this incident.

Please ring 000 for life threatening information about this incident.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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