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Police find vehicle in abduction case

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/06/2017

Police are fearing for the safety of a woman who was pulled into a car at a bus stop in Auckland on Tuesday morning, but have found the distinctive car involved.

The vehicle, a 2003 Ford Falcon, discovered on Fergusson Avenue in Greenlane on Thursday afternoon.

It is being forensically examined.

However, the woman has not been found and Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin says they want to speak to her to ensure she is safe.

The silver Ford Falcon has a black boot, roof and bonnet, and low profile black wheels with silver trim, and Snr Sgt Baldwin said it was likely it would have been in the Parnell and Newmarket areas this week.

"This is very distinctive vehicle," he said.

"It does stand out and someone may have recognised it either parked at a residential address or driving around the Parnell area over the past few days.

"We urge anyone with information to contact us immediately."

The incident happened on Tuesday about 7.10am, with witnesses telling police the Falcon pulled into a bus stop on Broadway in Newmarket and a man forced a woman inside.

The woman was described as being of medium build with an athletic physique and about 165cm tall.

She was of Maori or Pacific Island descent with long brown or black hair, which was tied back in a ponytail. She was wearing a turquoise sweater and is estimated to be in her 20s or 30s.

The man was described as about 182cm tall, of a heavy or solid build and of Maori or Pacific Island descent, with short dark hair.

He is estimated to be aged in his 30s or 40s and has a distinctive tattoo on the left side of his neck.

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