Man tries to grab schoolgirl


A NINE-year-old Rosebud girl has told police a man driving a white Toyota utility tried to grab her by the arm as she was walking to school on Friday morning.

Detective Sergeant John Coburn, of Rosebud CIU, said the incident occurred on the northern side of Besgrove St, next to the soccer fields, at 8.50am.

The vehicle, being driven on the wrong side of the road travelling west, stopped next to girl. The driver – the only occupant – said “come here kid” but the girl refused.

The man then allegedly attempted to grab her from the driver’s seat. The girl says she evaded his grasp and ran away. She was not harmed. The man then drove off in the opposite direction.

The man is described as being about 40 years old, caucasian, bald with a grey beard down to his lower neck, of a large build and with a tattoo on his right upper arm of a skeleton, or similar. He was wearing a white t-shirt with short sleeves.

The vehicle has Toyota written across the tailgate and a black fabric canopy.

Anyone with information, or who has experienced a similar incident, should call Rosebud Crime Investigation Unit on 5986 0416 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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