A man reportedly tried to abduct a woman from a south Canberra bus stop on Thursday morning, police say.
ACT Policing said it was investigating the report that a man tried to drag a 24-year-old woman who was waiting at a Gordon bus stop into a car.
"At about 9.30am, the woman was at a bus stop on Knoke Avenue when a small white car stopped and the driver got out. The man approached the woman, grabbed her by the wrists and attempted to pull her into the car," they said in a statement.
"The woman managed to fight off the man who then got back into his vehicle and was last seen driving towards Woodcock Drive."
He was described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, about 165cm tall (5’5”), with a slim build. He was wearing a hat or beanie, light coloured T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers. He did not speak during this incident.
Police advised anyone in a situation where they felt unsafe to contact them immediately on 131 444, or in an emergency on Triple Zero (000).
They asked anyone with any information that could help to contact them on 131 444, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6274231.