Intruder tried to entice kids from home

AS hundreds of people evacuated their homes under the threat of bushfires on Saturday afternoon, a man tried to abduct children from a North Rockhampton home.

The man entered the home at the northern end of Berserker Street and coaxed a number of children to leave with him.

As he was walking outside he was confronted by family members.

The man ran away through a park that backed onto the house.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Elliot of the Child Protection Investigation Unit said police were looking for witnesses who saw the man flee.

The man is described as being 185cm tall with dark hair, an olive complexion and a solid build.

He wasn't wearing a shirt but had black trousers and shoes and wore a silver necklace around his neck.

Police believe the man is around 30.

Senior Sergeant Elliot said he was last seen escaping through the park.

Anyone with information that could help police can contact Rockhampton station on 4932 3500 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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