14 Feb 2016

Police hunt for car linked to girl's kidnapping

1:27 pm on 14 February 2016

Police are continuing to look for a white Nissan Maxima they believe was used in the kidnapping of a five-year-old girl in Palmerston North on Friday.

Police are appealing for sightings of a car, similar to this one pictured.

Police are appealing for sightings of a car, similar to this one pictured. Photo: NZ POLICE

Shekinah Tekira-Skipper was grabbed off the street as she walked to school with her sisters.

She was found a few hours later by a passer-by on the other side of the city and reunited with her family.

Shekinah Relies-Skipper

Shekinah Relies-Skipper Photo: SUPPLIED / NZ Police

Manawatu Area Commander Sarah Stewart said police are now looking for any sightings of a white Nissan Maxima from the years 1988 to 1995.

"We are also very keen to hear from any drivers who may have been in a similar vehicle in these areas to contact police so we can speak to them.

"Quite often the smallest thing can help solve a case, so while you may have dismissed a similar looking vehicle as nothing, police still want to talk to you.

"This type of incident, while rare here in New Zealand, is every family's worst nightmare."

Police need the community's support in solving the case, Ms Stewart said.

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