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Police seek witnesses to attempted abduction in Onehunga

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Police want to hear from students who may have witnessed a man attempting to force a teenage girl into a car in Onehunga.
The 15-year-old victim was waiting for her mother to pick her up at the bus stop on Beachcroft Ave on July 26, when a man approached her in a car around 4pm.
The man, who was unknown to her, stopped his car in front of her then said her mother had sent him to pick her up.
She refused to get into the vehicle so the male got out of the car, grabbed her by the arm and tried to force her inside.
At the same time, three to four teenage boys ran towards the bus stop and the man jumped back into the car and drove off at speed towards Pleasant St.
“We believe the boys may have scared off the man and we’d like to hear from them,” says Detective Sergeant David Paea.
“They were aged around 15 and enquiries to locate the teenage witnesses has been unsuccessful.
“We’ve been following various lines of enquiry since the incident but the offender hasn’t yet been identified or located.”
The offender is described as a male of average build and around 40-years-old. He is believed to have been wearing a dark suit.
The vehicle is described as a white, four-door sedan.
If anyone has information that can help Police please contact Glen Innes CIB on 09 524 1921 or you can provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Kim Chambers / NZ Police