13 Mar 2017

Man tries to grab three-year-old in Porirua

8:12 pm on 13 March 2017

A man is in custody after he tried to snatch a three-year-old girl in a Porirua suburb this afternoon.

Police said the child and her father were walking on Exploration Way in Whitby about 3pm when a stranger walked up to them and tried to grab the girl.

There was fight between the two men, but no one - including the girl - was injured.

Officers said the man who grabbed the girl was in police custody and charges were likely to be laid.

The police were investigating.

Exploration Way, Whitby

Exploration Way, Whitby Photo: Google Earth