Man may be linked to more than 6 terrifying child abduction attempts in NSW

Police have released a comfit image and CCTV footage, as they investigate an attempted child abduction, which they believe may be linked to other child approaches in the Toongabbie and Girraween areas.

Police received information that just after 5pm on Sunday 22 November, two children aged five and eight years were playing in the common area of a townhouse complex on Carinya Road, Girraween.

A man approached and spoke to them, before picking up the younger girl and walking towards the road. The girl struggled and the man dropped her, before leaving the scene.


A man who may be able to assist the investigation was captured on nearby CCTV footage.

He is described as being about 180cm tall, of Caucasian appearance, with blonde/light brown hair, clean shaven, with blue eyes and fair skin.

He was seen to be wearing a dark blue hooded jumper, possibly with the word ‘GAP’ across the front, and dark pants.

Ongoing investigations have identified that the person identified in this incident may also be linked to up to six child approach incidents which have been reported between July 2014 and November 2015 in the surrounding area.

In a number of these incidents, the children approached have been playing in common areas of townhouse complexes.

A comfit image of a man who may be able to assist has been released by investigating police.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000