ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public in its investigation into the alleged abduction of a 16-year-old Theodore girl, who was reported to have been forced into the back seat of a vehicle by a man, taken to an unidentified house in Tuggeranong, but later escaped.
The incident occurred around 9.25am on Tuesday (June 14), when the victim, wearing black tracksuit pants and a red top, was waiting at a bus stop in Theodore. A vehicle described as an older model, dark green-coloured Holden or Ford sedan stopped alongside her, a man got out and the victim was forced into the back seat. She was driven for a short time to a house, taken inside but managed to escape.
She fled the house, running along paths in the Calwell, Chisholm, Richardson and Theodore areas until reaching her home.
The offender is described as aged in his late 20s, about 5’10”-6’ tall (178-183cm), having a stocky build, slightly tanned skin, a beard and sideburns. He was wearing a black, hooded jumper and blue adidas tracksuit pants with white stripes down the side.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident and may have seen the girl, wearing black tracksuit pants and a red top, walking along pathways in the Chisholm or Richardson area, near the Calwell shops or in area of Theodore on Tuesday. Anyone with information which could assist the police investigation should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.