Red alert as man tries to abduct a 13-year-old as she waits for her parents to pick her up after soccer training
- Magic United Football Club, Gold Coast, said a man tried to abduct a young girl
- The 13-year-old girl was waiting outside when she was approached by a man
- She said he asked her to enter his white car and followed her as she ran away
- Members of the club have been warned to look out for the vehicle and the man
A man tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl after soccer training, sparking an urgent red alert sent out by her club to parents.
She said he pestered her to get inside his small white car but she refused.
Parents at Magic United Football Club in Carrara, in Queensland’s Gold Coast, are on high alert after an older man attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into his small white car (similar to this one pictured)
The girl said she was waiting outside Magic United Football Club (above) when the man approached her and repeatedly asked she get inside his vehicle before following her around the block
When the girl attempted run away, the man followed her around the block and tried twice more to lure her inside the car.
The football club sent a message to parents the following day warning children to be aware of the vehicle and strangers.
‘All players are not to leave Magic Fields unless parents have arrived,’ the warning said.
‘Please stay away from an unknown white car near Emmanuel College, described as being with an older man.’
The football club uploaded a statement to their social media (above) warning members to be wary of the man and requesting parents pick up their children
A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that police were notified about the alleged abduction attempt.
‘Police attended the scene and conducted comprehensive patrols of the area but were unable to locate the man or vehicle,’ they said.
Magic United Football Club is located across the road from Emmanuel College, an independent Christian school.
It is not known whether parents at the school were notified of the incident.