Young girl grabbed by man, pulled into van in terrifying abduction attempt

A young girl has managed to escape from the hands of a man who tried to pull her into his van on the state’s Central Coast earlier this week.

Police say the 11-year-old was walking in a laneway behind Brittania Street at Umina Beach about 4.30pm on Monday 6 June, when a white van parked near her.

The male driver got out of the vehicle and approached the girl before offering her a lift home.


When the young girl declined, the man allegedly grabbed her wrist and attempted to pull her into the vehicle.

She managed to break free before running home.

Detectives are appealing for public assistance in an attempt to identify and locate the man involved.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 30s and approximately 165cm to 168cm tall. The man was wearing a black hooded Nike jumper and black shorts.

The van is believed to be a white Hyundai iLoad.