Wodonga detectives are appealing for information following an attempted abduction in the middle of the day.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Sangsters Road and Kelly Street in Wodonga on Thursday, between 11.55am and 12.05pm.
Wodonga Criminal Investigation Unit Acting Detective Sergeant Sarah Kendall said the 13-year-old female was walking west along Sangsters Road, on the southern side of the footpath.
"She was approached by a Caucasian male, five-foot-six of stocky build with short brown hair," she said.
"He was wearing a white T-shirt with a red logo.
"She says he got out of a small white vehicle, has grabbed her by the top of each arms, on top of her clothing and attempted to drag her to the car of which the door was open.
"She's then shaken the male off her and ran to the Caltex service station, where they called police."
The male suspect, who was not known to the teenager, did not say anything as he dragged the young woman.
Officers arrived at the service station minutes later but could not find the man, whose white T-shirt had a red logo described as being similar to a tattoo design.
"Obviously, she's quite shaken and it's concerning behaviour," Detective Sergeant Kendall said.
"It was the middle of the day and quite brazen.
"We're asking anyone with CCTV that could assist us, or information about anything that looked out of place, to contact us or Crime Stoppers."
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Detectives have obtained CCTV footage from nearby businesses but are yet to find information that will assist them in identifying the man or his car.
Contact Wodonga Police (02) 6049 2600 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 if you can help.
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