Man grabbed 9yo girls bag straps, tried to pull her into car in attempted abduction

Police have commenced an investigation after a child was approached in Miller yesterday

Between 3.05pm and 3.15pm (Monday 30 November 2015), a 9-year-old girl left her school in Miller and walked onto Shropshire Street on her way home.

The girl was near the school crossing when a black 4WD Jeep with roof racks and white ‘stick figure’ family stickers on the back window, drove towards her and slowed down.


The driver lowered the passenger side window and came to a stop. He got out of the car and approached the girl and told her to get in. A short conversation took place before the man took hold of the girls’ bag straps and attempted to pull her towards his car.

The girl managed to break free and ran home where she reported the incident to her parents who then informed police.

The man has been described as Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance with a tall thin build and black curly hair. He was wearing a dark hooded jumper with a white T-shirt underneath.

The vehicle he was driving is believed to have partial registration of CB and the numbers 105.

Officers attached to Green Valley Local Area Command have commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a male who may be able to assist them.