Warnbro child abduction: Massive manhunt launched after a man attempted to snatch a little girl from a quiet suburban street south of Perth

Warnbro child abduction: Massive manhunt launched after a man attempted to snatch a little girl from a quiet suburban street south of Perth

  • Manhunt after attempted kidnapping of little girl 
  • Police are searching throughout Perth for a silver or grey sedan
  • Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 
  • READ MORE: Man charged over alleged kidnapping in Warnbro

Police have launched a manhunt after an attempted child abduction in Perth.

Cops were called in after a man walked up to a girl and grabbed her shirt at the corner of Axminster and Exeter Street in Warnbro, in the south of the city, at about 2.40pm on Monday.

The girl fought back, breaking free before running away.

The man decided not to pursue the child before returning to his silver or grey sedan before driving off.

Detective Sergeant Kris McDonald on Tuesday described the little girl as ‘very courageous’.

Police have launched a manhunt after an attempted child abduction in Perth (file picture)

He said police will be supporting the girl and helping her connect with support agencies. 

‘We’re able to provide that ongoing support and make sure that the best communication and services are available,’ Detective Sergeant McDonald said.

‘The police take any reports such as this seriously and we investigate them thoroughly.

‘It can be distressing for members of the community … (they) have a right to feel safe.’

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad have urged anyone with information or dashcam footage in the area at the time to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

It comes after a man allegedly abducted a nine-year-old woman just minutes away from Tuesdays incident.

Police were called about 8:40am on July 21 to reports of a man enticing a girl into his ute outside of her school.

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