HORSHAM Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses after an attempted abduction in Horsham on Sunday.
Investigators have been told a woman, 22, was walking along Gardenia Street when she noticed a dark coloured Holden sedan pass by her about 3am.
The car turned into a driveway in front of the woman’s path, partially blocking her way, before the driver got out of the car and began to approach the home as if he was visiting.
The young woman walked around the front of the car to continue along the footpath when she was grabbed from behind.
A hand was placed over her mouth and she was grabbed around the waist before being lifted from the ground and pulled in the direction of a nearby laneway.
After a struggle the victim was able to dislodge the man’s hand from her mouth and scream for help.
The man then fled the scene.
As the woman ran for help she turned to look at the man and noticed he was the driver she had seen get out of the car.
The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged in his mid to late 20s.
He was wearing baggy dark clothing, a black hoodie, black bandana on his head and a white beanie.
Detectives have spoken with a Horsham man, 26, who has been released pending further enquiries.
Police urge anyone with information and or anyone who witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au.