An attempted abduction of a young girl in a suburb of Bankstown has seen a man charged.

The 10-year-old girl was riding her bike on Rodd Street in Birrong, when a man attempted to speak to her before allegedly attempting to grab her physically.

The girl broke free and screamed for help as she rode away from the accused man.  

A witness contacted police who attended the scene and commenced an investigation.

A 66-year-old man was arrested at Bankstown Police Station on Sunday night, charged with take/detain with intent to gain advantage (attempt).

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

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  • nope that is not good to hear! disgusting to prey on the innocent!


  • 2nd attempt. my computer “spat the dummy” so if this results in a duplication I apologise.
    It seems we need to teach our children self defense at a much younger age than would once have been suitable. Discipline and trying to understand at too young an age when to use it against another person is going to be a challenge. I can’t understand the justice system in releasing this guy on bail…….he could go to another area and try again.


  • It must have been so scary for the poor girl who was very brave given the circumstances.


  • Luckily that the girl was able to run away!!


  • I can’t believe he was granted bail.

    • What an insane thing to do. Let him go and he will probably go to another area and make another attempt. One very brave young girl. Luckily she was able to ride away. It seems we need to teach our children self defence at a much younger age – when and when not to use it…that could be confusing until kids understand the full concept of right and wrong times.


  • Lke hz


  • What a brave girl to fight him off. I’m glad they caught him


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