28 Oct 2015

Police investigate Northland kidnap attempt

12:44 pm on 28 October 2015

Police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Northland.

The girl was walking along a footpath on State Highway 12 at Omapere on Sunday afternoon when she was approached by two men in a car, police say.

They say a man in the passenger seat grabbed the girl's handbag and tried to pull her into the vehicle but she managed to get free.

The teenager described the car as an older black sedan with a dirty exterior and tinted side windows.

Police say it was an unprovoked attack on a female walking along a busy road, and they are warning locals to be on the lookout.