Police appeal to help find offenders in attempted abduction

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Brendan Rees

Police are appealing for public assistance following an alleged attempted abduction in the CBD on November 15.

Investigators said a 14-year-old girl was walking along Hosier Lane during a school excursion when an unknown man approached her about 10.30am.

Police allege the man attempted to drag the teenager down the lane with him before a male passer-by intervened after pretending to be a teacher.

The girl was able to break free and was not physically injured during the incident.

According to police, the man was in the company of a woman, with the pair leaving the area together on foot east on Flinders Lane and south on Russell St.

He is described as having dark-coloured skin and a slim build.

He was wearing black sunglasses, dark-coloured long pants, a dark-coloured hoodie with a red hood, black shoes with white soles, and was carrying a black backpack and black bum bag.

The woman is perceived to be Asian in appearance, with a solid build and long black hair.

She was wearing a purple puffer jacket, beige/light pink t-shirt, blue jeans, white and fluoro orange shoes and a blue backpack.

Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are investigating and have released images of a male and female they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or with any other information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Photo: Images of a male and female they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries. Photo: Victoria Police

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