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Girl evades kidnap attempt

A GIRL was frightened after a suspicious man attempted to kidnap her in Korumburra on Saturday.

The 10 year old was walking alongside Shellcotts Road, about 20 metres behind her 12 year old sister and her sister’s friend, also 12, at around 3pm.

The girls were on their way home from playing at a park in Daisy Bank Estate when a white dual cab four wheel drive pulled up beside the 10 year old.

Unbeknown to her sister and sister’s friend, a man exited the vehicle and approached the girl, grabbing her on the shoulder and quietly saying, “Are you okay?”

He then tried to drag her to his vehicle. The passenger door was open.

The girl managed to get away and ran to the two other girls, alerted them and they ran home to their parents.

She described the man to be Caucasian and aged in his 40s.

He was wearing a faded orange hooded jumper with ‘New York’ written in white writing, black pants and black gloves.

The vehicle had a canopy, dark tinted windows and black number plates with white writing.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Riflebutts Road and Shellcotts Road intersection.

“Korumburra is generally a safe and quiet country town,” Detective Leading Senior Constable Paul Burns of Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) said.

“There have been no other reports in this area of a similar nature and it is being treated as an isolated incident.”

Bass Coast CIU detectives are still investigating.

Police would like to speak to anyone in the area who witnessed this incident or who may have information.

Please call Bass Coast CIU on 5671 4190 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=24737

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