Schoolgirl reports attempted kidnapping

Police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl in Brackenfell this week.

Police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Brackenfell.

The girl was walking from school on Tuesday June 8 when she was approached in Paradys Street by three coloured men in a blue VW Polo, according to Brackenfell police Captain Erica Crous.

“They spoke to her in Afrikaans and asked if she knew where Green Point was. She said no.

“The front passenger allegedly got out of the Polo and tried to grab the girl, but she was too quick and ran in the opposite direction where she stopped a delivery vehicle for help,” Captain Crous said.

The driver of the delivery vehicle took the girl to the Brackenfell police station.

Police say the girl described her assailant as 1.7m tall and weighing about 80kg. He has no front teeth and wore blue construction pants, black safety boots and a yellow reflector jacket.

“Apart from being traumatised, the girl sustained no injuries. She was assisted by members of Brackenfell SAPS victim support. The investigation is ongoing,” Captain Crous said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Warrant Officer Raymond Saville, of the Brackenfell detective branch, at 079 522 1790.

Quick reaction from a brave 14-year-old girl saved her from an attempted kidnapping as she was walking back from school.

Brackenfell police say they’re investigating a case of attempted kidnapping after after a man tried to force the teenager into a blue Polo VW occupied by two other men in Paradys Street on Tuesday June 8.

She later told police that the suspect who approached her is about 1,7 M tall, weighs about 80 kg, wore blue construction pants, black safety boots and a yellow reflector jacket.

The man apparently has no front teeth and he spoke Afrikaans, according to Brackenfell police Captain Erica Crous.

She described the suspect as a coloured man , in his forties, who addressed her in Afrikaans.

Captain Crous said the young girl described the suspects as coloured men.

“They spoke to her in Afrikaans and asked if she knew where Greenpoint was. She said no.

“The front passenger allegedly got out of the Polo and tried to grab the girl, but she was too quick and ran in the opposite direction where she stopped a delivery vehicle for help,” Captain Crous said.

The delivery vehicle drove the little girl to the Brackenfell police station.

The blue Polo, with an unknown registration number, fled the scene.