Child abduction attempt in Frankston unrelated to previous incident
POLICE say two recent attempted child abductions in Frankston are coincidental and have urged parents not to panic.
They have released images of a pair wanted for questioning in relation to the most recent attempt, which occurred on Wednesday.
A nine-year-old girl was walking home from school along Gulwa Avenue in Frankston about 3.40pm when a black Mitsubishi Magna stopped next to her.
The passenger, who has been described as a teenage girl, asked if she wanted a lift, which the girl refused.
Investigators have been told the driver , a middle-aged man, and his female passenger then got out of the car and one of them grabbed the hood of the raincoat the child was wearing.
The girl, who walks just 300m from her school to her home, managed to break free and ran to safety.
Sen Sgt David Drake said the girl had been shaken by the event.
"She was hysterical when she got home, he said.
"Weve been patrolling the school area. It happened during school pick-up time.
The man is described as being aged between 40 and 50 years old, of dark complexion with dark hair and was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants at the time of the incident.
The woman is described as being aged between 15 and 16 years old, of dark complexion, with dark hair and was wearing a red top and black pants.
Last month, a seven-year-old girl playing in the driveway of her Frankston North home had to be rescued by her mother from the arms of a would-be kidnapper.
However, Det Sgt Mark Van Rooyen said there was no correlation between the two incidents.
The suspects, their descriptions and the vehicles used were different, Det Sgt Van Rooyen said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to www.crimestoppers.com.au.
Herald Sun (13-5-2011)