Police appeal for help to find man who allegedly tried snatching boy off street

POLICE are appealing for help to find a man who allegedly tried abducting a boy off a street in broad daylight in Sydney’s northwest.

It’s understood a grey Holden Commodore began following the 16-year-old as he was walked along Endeavour Street in West Ryde around 4.15pm on Friday.

A man inside the vehicle allegedly tried talking to the boy but the young teen continue to walk towards Bennett Street, police said.


That’s when it’s alleged the Commodore stopped in front of the boy.

Police said the man then got out of the car and tried to grab the teen but he managed to slip away and run into Mons Avenue.

Thankfully, the boy was not injured.

Officers from Ryde Police Area Command are investigating the incident and are appealing for help to the find the man, who remains at large.

He has been described as Caucasian, aged in his mid-40s to 50s and about 175cm tall with an average build, bald head and partial grey hair at the neck.

The man was reportedly missing three teeth, police said.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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