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Armed man tried to abduct woman
Armed man tried to abduct woman

A 30-year-old woman escaped from a terrifying abduction attempt in Jandakot on Tuesday night after she was pushed into a vehicle and threatened with a knife.

Fremantle detectives said the woman had been walking towards Cockburn Central train station about 7pm when a silver Holden Commodore pulled up alongside her on Knock Place.

A man wearing a black hooded jumper got out of the vehicle before pulling out a knife and threatening the woman.

The screaming woman was pushed into the passenger side of the vehicle but managed to escape while the man attempted to get into the driver’s side.

The woman ran off toward the train station and her attacker sped away.

Det-Const. Jesse Stirrat said the victim was shaken but not physically injured.

He said the offender had a "very identifiable" lazy left eye and said there were at least two witnesses to the attack.

"We want those people to come forward and anyone else who can assist with inquiries," Det-Const. Stirrat said.

It is understood the victim and the attacker are not known to one another.

Police are checking CCTV footage from nearby businesses.

The offender is described as being in his late 30s, with a fair complexion, a medium to large build, very short cropped hair and a thin red goatee beard.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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