The Queensland Police Service are searching for a couple involved in an attempted child abduction at Frederick Annand Park in Chermside West, late yesterday morning.
According to the police statement, a dark blue car stopped on Milburn st near the park at 11.15am on Sunday the 31st of January. It is reported that a man got out of the passenger side of the car and approached a five-year-old child sitting on the footpath.
When nearby witnesses shouted “run”, the child ran towards them. The man is then believed to have returned to the vehicle, which was driven away down Marban st, by a woman described to have red, curly hair.
The man was described as being 50 to 60 years old, of Caucasian appearance with slim build. He had a white plaited beard and was wearing a black T-shirt and dark sunglasses.
Chermside residents have been disturbed by the report, and are asking for more details, including the make and model of the car.
If you have any information whatsoever that could assist the police in this investigation, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 (24 hrs) or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au. You may remain anonymous.