Young girl told to ‘get in the car’ by stranger in white van

A young girl was forced to run from a bus stop in Hornsby Heights yesterday after she was approached by a man who asked her to get into his car.

Police say that around 7.00am, the 13-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop on Galston Road when a white van with tinted windows stopped next to her.

The driver then asked the girl to get into the vehicle and when she declined he started to get out of the van.


The young girl ran home, alerting her parents who then contacted police.

Officers are now investigating the child approach and are appealing for anyone who may have dash cam footage from around the area at the time of the incident to contact them.

The man has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, in his mid thirties with a large build. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, dark pants, sunglasses and possibly a beanie.