The terrifying moment a man grabbed a woman by her hair and dragged her into the back of his car in Red Hill has been captured on CCTV.
Grainy footage released by ACT Policing showed two women walking along Esperance Street when a silver Commodore approached them about 6.45pm on October 10.
The driver got out of the car and spoke to one of the women before grabbing her and attempting to throw her into the back seat.
The footage showed the man slamming the door repeatedly as the woman tried to escape the car.
The man could be seen kicking the woman as she fought to free herself.
The second woman disappeared from the frame as the man and the woman struggled.
Woden Station Sergeant Harry Hains said it is not known who the three people shown are.
It is not clear whether the man and the women knew each other.
"Clearly it's a concern for police which is why we're attempting to identity her and to make sure her welfare is okay," Sergeant Hains said.
"It obviously constitutes quite a serious assault based upon what is seen in the CCTV."
In a statement, ACT Policing said both women managed to escape but were seeking witnesses to the alleged abduction attempt.
Sergeant Hains has also asked the people involved to come forward.
"Know that police will always support you. If there is any sort of domestic violence or violence in your life, talk to us, we're here to help," Sergeant Hains said.
The car is reported to have damage to both the driver's side and rear right door.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.