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Police appeal after concerns raised for woman's welfare - Burwood

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 03:21:25 PM

Police are appealing to the public for information after concerns were raised for the safety of a woman who was seen being dragged into a vehicle at Burwood last night.

About 8.20pm (Tuesday 4 July 2017), witnesses reported seeing a woman being forced into a car by two men on Burleigh Street, near the intersection of Belmore Street.

Officers have been told the woman was struggling to get free and screaming for help.

Witnesses immediately attended nearby Burwood Police Station to report the incident, however when officers attended, the vehicle and woman were gone.

Whilst there have been no recent missing person reports made in the area, police have concerns for the woman’s welfare.

The woman is described as being 30-35 years of age, of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, 172-175cm tall, with a large build, brown hair tied in a bun, and was wearing black tracksuit pants, blue shoes, and a black zip-up leather jacket over a black jumper with writing on the left breast.

Police have released images of a man who can assist with the investigation. He is described as being about 25-30 years of age, of Indian/Sub-Continental appearance, 170-176cm tall, clean shaven, with a thin build. At the time he was wearing a black jumper, khaki-coloured pants and a black beanie.

Police have been told the vehicle was a dark silver or grey coloured four-door hatchback, with a rounded shape.

Officers from Burwood Local Area Command have launched an investigation into the incident.

Investigators believe there may be other witnesses to the incident who are yet to contact police and are appealing for those people, as well as anyone else who may have information, to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.