[First filed: April 03, 2009 @ 17:08]
[First filed: April 03, 2009 @ 12:23]
ACT Policing warns us of a third abduction attempt in the last week:
- ACT Policing is investigating an attempted abduction from Knoke Avenue, Gordon around 9.10am today (April 3).
A 10-year-old girl was walking to school when she was approached by a male who offered to give her a lift. The victim refused and was then grabbed by the wrist and dragged toward a vehicle by the male who is described as approximately 5’9” (175cm) tall, with black hair, dark skin and driving a light blue vehicle similar to a Mitsubishi Mirage.
The victim escaped by kicking the offender in the shins and running to her school.
This is the third incident where a young person has been grabbed by a stranger in Canberra this week.
Police would urge members of the public to be vigilant and report all suspicious behavior to police, on 131-444 or if not urgent contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A face-fit of the offender will be prepared and distributed as soon as possible.
UPDATED: The media unit has announced the release of a facefit but not actually included the facefit in their announcement (as of 17:09).
666 radio reports are suggesting this one could be related to the original Conder incident, which at least means only the one predator down south rather than two.
Further Update: The facefit is finally online.
For those of you wittering “what is the world coming to” I’d suggest this:
The world has come to a place where 12 year old girls are empowered enough to stand up for themselves and kick these bastards in the shins. In the so-called “good old days” they just disapeared. For those of you critical of my headline here’s the point. This isn’t a one off lucky escape, this is a winning streak. Now we just need an arrest, a prosecution, and a healthy sentence.
It kicks the arse out of the old “ignorance is bliss and suffer in silence” era.