Current Attempted kidnapping of 5yo in Canberra Shopping Centre

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Kurve

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Dec 27, 2016
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Every parents worst nightmare and we've seen time and again that it does happen, when kids are led away from busy shopping centres sometimes never to be seen again. Now we have CCTV but that can only be viewed after the event when it might be too late.


A 26-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly tried to kidnap a five-year-old child in Canberra.

The man allegedly grabbed the child, who was not known to him, at about 1:00pm on Saturday in Petrie Plaza in Civic.

Police said the man ran towards a laneway holding the child, but the child's parent and members of the public chased him.

Officers said the man then let go of the child and dropped a knife.

Members of the public restrained him before police arrived to arrest him.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was later charged and remanded in custody.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday charged with unlawfully taking a child and possessing a knife without a reasonable excuse.

Anyone with information or phone footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1800 333 000.

 

Rob R

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Aug 17, 2009
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Every parents worst nightmare and we've seen time and again that it does happen, when kids are led away from busy shopping centres sometimes never to be seen again. Now we have CCTV but that can only be viewed after the event when it might be too late.


A 26-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly tried to kidnap a five-year-old child in Canberra.

The man allegedly grabbed the child, who was not known to him, at about 1:00pm on Saturday in Petrie Plaza in Civic.

Police said the man ran towards a laneway holding the child, but the child's parent and members of the public chased him.

Officers said the man then let go of the child and dropped a knife.

Members of the public restrained him before police arrived to arrest him.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was later charged and remanded in custody.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday charged with unlawfully taking a child and possessing a knife without a reasonable excuse.

Anyone with information or phone footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1800 333 000.

Glad kid is safe, hope they put him in gen pop and let the prisoners provide the justice our slack justice system wont.

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