Police are searching for a tattooed, bald, moustached man who tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl at Raumati Beach on Monday night.
Kapiti police say the man approached the girl between 6.45pm and 7pm as she was walking in Matatua Rd in the Kapiti town.
He drove past her, turned around and stopped ahead of her. He then got out of the driver's side and blocked her way on the footpath, while telling her to get into his car.
The girl was able to evade him and run off.
The man is described as about 40 years old with dark skin and a tall, muscular build with a low voice and dark brown eyes.
Bald with a thin dark moustache and black eyebrows, he has a scratch on the left side of his face and a tattoo on his upper left arm of a taniwha, tiki or similar.
He was wearing a green T-shirt, skinny-style blue jeans with rips in both knees and grey sneakers with red laces.
He was driving an old-style dark blue, almost black, four-door car with black trim on the sides at the bottom.
Police are urging anyone who may have been in the area at the time, seen anything suspicious, or have any other information that may help identify the offender to call Kapiti Station, 04 296 6800, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- The Dominion Post
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