15 Jul 2008

Number one priority is to get Cina Ma back: police

11:09 am on 15 July 2008

Police in Auckland say they're putting every resource they have into the search for a girl abducted by a masked man outside her home at Albany.

Cina Ma, aged five, and her cousin, aged six, were playing outside her home in Corricvale Way, Harrowglen, when she was bundled into a silver car by a man at about 12.30pm on Monday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, the police say their number one priority is getting the little girl back.

They have concerns for her safety, but are keeping details of their inquiry quiet.

The police say a large team of officers is working around the clock, supported support of a wide number of agencies.

Airport authorities have been notified.

Investigations are continuing into any background connections the family may have that could have prompted the abduction.

Police are appealing for any sightings of a silver vehicle.

Neighbour Michelle Danneels says the girl lives with her mother, aunt and younger sister and her grandparents and extended family members live just down the street.