POLICE are desperately appealing for help to identify two men after a 5-year-old girl was allegedly offered lollies and grabbed during a terrifying abduction attempt in Toowoomba on Tuesday.
Detectives investigating the frightening incident said that around 4.15pm, a group of young children were playing in park land on the corner of Luck and Parker Streets in Drayton when they were approached by a man.
“The man has offered lollies to the five-year-old who has refused and the man then walked away and met up with another man,” police said in a statement.
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“Both men have then approached the girl again who was riding a tricycle and one of the men has then grabbed her while the other man has grabbed the tricycle.”
Luckily, one of the other children has screamed, forcing the men to drop the young girl and flee.
Police say the pair were last seen heading in the direction of the University of Southern Queensland.
The initial man is described as in his early thirties, Caucasian, with short black or brown hair and was wearing a green shirt, black shorts, thongs and was carrying a black and yellow can believed to be Bundaberg Rum.
The second man is described as in his early thirties, Caucasian, with a slim build, short black hair and beard. He was wearing a long sleeved black shirt, black track pants with a white stripe down each leg and no shoes.
Anyone who may recognise these men and have any information that may assist police with their enquiries into this incident is urged to ring Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.