Search continues for man who tried to kidnap children

POLICE continue to search for a man who attempted to kidnap two separate children from a primary school in Daylesford on the same day recently.  

It is believed the man grabbed a seven-year-old boy by the arm as he was exiting a toilet block and attempted to lure him away. 

The boy broke free and raised the alarm. 

Police believe the same man also approached a five-year-old girl in the school grounds around 2pm, attempting to convince her to leave with him. 

She told a family member of the incident later that night and the school and police were notified the next morning.

He was perceived to be Caucasian in appearance and aged in his late 40s with a medium build. 

He was wearing ripped jeans, a blue t-shirt and a red-coloured hat. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop