Young boy forced to fight off man after being grabbed in terrifying child approach

A young boy has been forced to fight off a man after he was grabbed, and lifted off the ground in a terrifying attempted abduction in Sydney’s north west.

About 12.45pm Thursday 17 September 2015, an 11-year-old boy was riding his scooter on the footpath on Riverbank Road, The Ponds, when he stopped outside The Ponds Community Hub.

As he did so a man approached the boy from behind and placed both his arms around him before lifting him off the ground.


The boy fought the man off before immediately leaving the scene on his scooter. He was uninjured.

The incident was reported to Quakers Hill Police who have begun an investigation.

The man has been described as having dark skin, 175cm tall, of thin to medium build, 35-45 years old, short black stubble, black hair of medium length in a messy style, and at the time he was wearing a plain black shirt, blue or black coloured three quarter length denim pants, and black Nike shoes with white soles.

Anyone who was in the area and saw the man, or anyone who can assist with information is urged to contact police.