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Girls escape schoolyard abduction plot
July 06, 2009 01:14pm
TWO young girls were grabbed while playing in a Sydney schoolyard in a failed abduction attempt, police say.
The girls, both aged seven, were in the playground of a school in King Street at Mascot when they were approached by a man and woman about 11.30am (AEST) on Friday.
"The girls allege the man grabbed the pair, but they managed to break away and ran to tell a teacher," police said in a statement.
"One of the girls has told investigators the man and woman got into a van which was parked nearby and drove away."
The van is described as white, with several windows and graphics of orange flames near the wheels.
The man is said to be aged in his 40s, with short dark hair and wearing dark jeans and a yellow T-shirt.
The woman is about 30, with long blonde hair. She wore black jeans and a white T-shirt.
Police are warning parents around the Mascot area to take particular care of their children and explain the dangers of being approached by a stranger.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police.