Two schoolgirls grabbed
Police are investigating two separate reports of men trying to abduct schoolgirls in Auckland.
In the first incident, a man allegedly tried to force a teenage girl into a car in the suburb of Onehunga.
The 15-year-old had been waiting for her mother to pick her up at a bus stop on Beachcroft Ave, close to the Onehunga foreshore on July 26 at 4pm.
The man, drove up to her and said her mother had sent him to pick her up.
When she refused the unknown man’s advances, he got out and grabbed the girl by her arms trying to force her inside the car.
Three or four teenage boys noticed the commotion and ran towards the bus stop and the man drove off at speed towards Pleasant St.
Detective Sergeant David Paea says police would like to hear from the boys who witnessed the event.
The man has been described as average build, around 40 years old and is believed to have been wearing a dark suit. The vehicle is described as a white, four-door sedan.
In a second incident, a 15-year-old girl was grabbed by an unknown man while walking in an alleyway between Santos Pl and Waitangi St in Onehunga on July 28.
Paea says that at this stage police don’t believe the cases are linked.