Child snatching: Man attempted to grab toddler in Melbourne

Mum terrified after a man snatched her two-year – old daughter and attempted to drag her away in broad daylight.

The 32-year-old mother was riding her bike in Harkness, in the outer west of Melbourne, along Weeks Road, around 9.20 a.m. on Tuesday.

She had her daughter and son with her on their bikes.

The little girl fell back, and she saw a man catch her by the wrist as her mother turned to look at her.

The police said the man then proceeded to pull the toddler’s bike away.

The mother rode her bike towards the boy, and the man released the boy and ran off.

The police are in search of him now.

In appearance, the suspect is considered to be African, aged in his early 20s and was not wearing a mask.

He was wearing dark clothing and a white baseball cap at the time of the incident.

During the incident, the little girl was not injured.

Police also encouraged everyone to contact Crime Stoppers with details.

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