Police appeal following attempted abduction of woman

Police investigating the terrifying attempted abduction of a woman in Crows Nest on Wednesday night are appealing for motorists with potential dashcam footage to come forward.

A 27-year-old woman was walking along Falcon Street, near the intersection of Sharon Street, about 10.25pm on Wednesday 25 March 2015, when she was grabbed from behind.

It is alleged the man covered her mouth and tried to force her into the boot of a silver or grey sedan.


She screamed loudly and punched the man in the groin; he let go, she fell to the ground and the man drove away.

The woman ran to a nearby service station and called Triple Zero.

She was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries, including grazes, bruising and swelling, before being released.

Police from Harbourside Local Area Command are now appealing to motorists, who may have dashcam footage that were in the area between 10 and 11pm to come forward.

“These days many drivers, including motorcycle riders, have dashcams on their vehicles,” Harbourside Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Michael Birley said.

“An unsuspecting motorist who was in the vicinity of the Pacific Highway or Sophia Street on Wednesday night may have captured footage of interest to our investigation.

“The woman is still emotionally traumatised from the incident.

“We encourage anyone who was driving around that area who has a dashcam on their vehicle to contact Harbourside Detectives on 02 9956 3199,” Detective Inspector Michael Birley said.

Investigators have released a description of a man police believe can assist in this inquiry.

He’s described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern or Indian/Sub-continental appearance, aged in his early to mid-30s, about 175cm tall with a stocky build, and short dark hair. At the time he was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.

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