Two school­girls grabbed

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - ELESHA ED­MONDS

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.

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