Posted: 20 October, 2016
CCTV Footage Shows The Moment A Woman Was Nearly Abducted
Footage has emerged of a man attempting to drag a woman off the street and into his car.
The woman was walking along Esperance Street in the Canberra suburb of Red Hill around 7pm on October 10. She was accompanied by another woman.
The two ladies were approached by a man who pulled up next to them in a silver VT/VY Commodore. The man repeatedly tried to pull one woman into his car. The second woman can be seen watching the abduction attempt before backing away. According to police both women were able to eventually leave the scene.
Police do not know the identity of anyone involved in the incident.
“We really want to check on the welfare of the female who was grabbed in that video and put into the car,” Sergeant Harry Hains told the ABC.
“It obviously constitutes quite a serious assault based on what is seen in the CCTV and we’d love to speak to anyone who knows anything about this incident.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via their website.