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Possible abduction in Auckland

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 the Auckland suburb of Newmarket.

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

The car - registration HNQ156 - then drove off towards Manukau Road but it is not known where it went from there.

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin says the car has a distinctive black boot which may help someone recognise it. It also has a black fuel cover and black alloy wheels with a silver rim.

It is believed the man and woman know each other but Snr Sgt Baldwin said he had concerns for her safety.

At the time, police received several calls from alarmed members of the public and responded quickly but were not able to locate the car.

A witness photographed the car before it drove away.

There have been significant enquiries but "the circumstances of this matter are somewhat alarming," Snr Sgt Baldwin said.

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

She is 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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