12 August 2014

Witnesses sought to attempt abduction in Nicholls

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of an eight-year-old boy in Nicholls this morning (Tuesday, 12 August).

About 8.30am, the boy was walking along Kelleway Avenue to his school (Gold Creek Primary) when he was approached by a man in a blue sedan. The man told the boy to get in the car and that he would drop him off at school.

The boy ran from the vehicle and heard the man exit the car and chase after him. The boy managed to run to school where he informed school staff who have alerted Police.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.


(ACT Policing Media Release)

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For those of whom have Children in primary school walking to school, the best idea is to have your Children walking in groups of two or three during the morning and afternoon alternatively riding a bike with others.

Identity bracelets with alarms that can be ordered and worn during school terms and placed in bags until school ends for the day are available for these precise security and safety issues.

Alternatively mobiles with a signal carried in the pocket on the way to school and on the way home in the event that one of these Abductor’s happens to be successful – will give police a lead on where the Abductor is headed. Children of whom are responsible with mobile phones switching these off as a rule prior to assembly and class time while securing these in school bags, should be allowed mobiles for security if walking or riding to school.

Ten years ago when jogging with a large dog in Canberra, some blokes drove in from the highway (two of whom were in the their thirties and the driver in his forties) high on drugs and opening up the car door as they swerved towards the footpath. I got the rego (probably stolen) after the driver stopped the car for the guy to get out and approach me. I held up my mobile as I continued running in the opposite direction to them. I could see exactly what was racing through the driver’s brain. Fear. Was my photo taken? Should we pursue or should we get out of this suburb? He turned the car around and headed back to the highway from where he originated. I attempted reporting it to no avail. Years later one of the three of those in that vehicle from out of town was shown in a mugshot for a murder that was committed (as an initial suspect yet let off). The reason I am sharing this with the CBR population is that these people of whom attempt to abduct do not muck around. Their motives are to get what they want, how they want it, and then cover up to protect their lives at all costs.

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Postalgeek said :

Here’s hoping he doesn’t get protective custody if they manage to catch him.

Thats not going to help the next victim though. As easy as it is to get to that point of view, it really only makes it likely that this sort of behaviour continues. Its hurt people, that hurt people.

Here’s hoping he doesn’t get protective custody if they manage to catch him.

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