Police are investigating the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old schoolgirl on Auckland's North Shore today.
The girl was walking to school in Beach Haven , when she was approached from behind by a man in a Honda Civic two-door hatchback who got out and grabbed hold of her, police said.
The girl put up a struggle, eventually breaking free and running to school, where she raised the alarm.
The attack happened on Fordham St.
Police are looking for a Maori or Polynesian man, possibly in his late teens, about 1.8m tall, who was wearing a white and black cap with thick white stripes, baggy jeans and a green and white basketball-type shirt.
His car had a dent in the driver's door and its registration possibly started with the letters XA.
Police appealed for help from the public.