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Man attempts to abduct woman in broad daylight

What we know: 

  • The man grabbed the woman and tried to drag her into his car
  • He was driving a white older style sedan
  • He is described as 35 years old, proportionate build, caucasian with a shaven face and short brown hair

IN BROAD daylight a man attempted to drag a 29-year-old woman into a car on Pacific Av at Tannum Sands yesterday.

The incident occurred at 11.15am while the female victim was walking along Pacific Av.

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She was approached by a man in a white older styled sedan who tried to have a quick conversation with her before telling her to get in to the car.

Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said the man was described as 35-years old, of proportionate build, Caucasian with a clean shaven face and short brown hair.

"The unknown offender…wound down the passenger side window, reached out and grabbed the victim on the left arm and told her to get in the car," he said.

"The female has told [the man] 'no' and he's then grabbed the female where a short struggle ensued.

"She's broken free and then run to a nearby address and called police," he said.

The attempted abduction occurred on Pacific Avenue at Tannum Sands. Source: Google Maps.
The attempted abduction occurred on Pacific Avenue at Tannum Sands. Source: Google Maps.

Police made numerous patrols around the area in an attempt to locate either the person or vehicle but at this stage haven't had any luck.

Det Snr Srg Peachey said the woman sustained scratches and bruising to her arm after she "reefed" it out of the clutches of the offender.

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He also said there were a number of known sex offenders in the area and police would be using that information as one line of enquiry.

"The brazen approached towards this female would indicate to us that he knew what he was doing, it was planned and that he was trying to grab someone," he said.

The man was driving a car similar to this.
The man was driving a car similar to this.

The female victim was too shaken yesterday to give a statement to police and would make one today.

Det Sen Srg Peachy urged anyone with information to contact Gladstone police station or crime stoppers on 1800333000.

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Topics:  abudction, crime, editors picks, gladstone, tannum sands




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