DETECTIVES are appealing for public assistance after the attempted abduction of a 19 year-old woman in Churchill recently.
According to Police Media, the woman was waiting at a bus stop opposite a supermarket in Georgina Place on 29 April around 3.30pm when a man in a small four-wheel-drive pulled up in front of her. A short conversation ensued, with the man driving off but returning 10 minutes later and stopping the vehicle nearby.
He allegedly got out of the car and demanded the woman get in the vehicle.
She refused and he allegedly produced a small weapon to threaten her with.
The offender then attempted to grab her by the hand before she fled to a nearby fast-food restaurant.
The male offender is described as being Caucasian, clean shaven, aged in his mid 30s with dark short hair.
He is about 170 centimetres tall with a thin build and was driving a light gold or silver coloured 2004 Toyota Prado four-wheel drive.
Detective Sergeant Ian Ricardo urged people to be vigilant.
“Don’t get into any vehicles in which the occupant is unknown to you,” Det Sgt Ricardo said. Investigators urge anyone who may have seen the incident, or has any information regarding the attack to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
Churchill sexual assault
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the Glendonald area of Churchill on 23 April.
Investigations by the Sexual Crimes Squad based in Melbourne are ongoing and at this stage Police Media said it would be “inappropriate to comment further.”
Police expect to charge a Latrobe Valley woman on summons with traffic offences after detecting her driving at a high speed.
The driver was detected at 5.25pm on Friday, 27 April travelling east on the Princes Highway at Flynn at a speed in excess of 160 kilometres per hour.
The vehicle she was driving was impounded under Road Safety legislation.
Witnesses who believe that they may have seen the vehicle travelling between Traralgon and Flynn should phone Rosedale police on 5199 2222.