Child abducted at knife-point by man in white van

Police are investigating a frightening report of a child abduction in Sydney’s south-west today.

About 8.15am, Monday 9 November 2015, a 12-year-old boy left his Chester Hill home to walk to school.

A white van reportedly pulled up next to the boy at the corner of Moss Street and Miller Road.


It’s been reported a man wearing a balaclava got out of the van and approached the child.

Police have been told the man was holding a knife, which he used to cut the boy’s school jacket.

The boy has told police the man picked him up and put him into the back of the van, before driving through a number of local streets.

The van stopped in Weemala Street, near Frost Lane.

Officers have been told the child then jumped out of the side door of the van and ran home, where he rang his father.

The boy was not injured during the incident.

Police from Bankstown Local Area Command are investigating the report, and appealing for information about a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man has been described to police as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, with no hair, and with small writing tattooed in his neck. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and dark track pants.