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Predator told seven-year-old girl he was going to ‘steal’ her during abduction attempt on NSW coast

Mum reveals the five chilling words predator said to her daughter, 7, as he approached her in van with tinted windows – and says ‘stranger danger’ training saved girl

  • Mum has released warning after her daughter was approached by a man in a van
  • Elke Meyer’s seven-year-old daughter ran to safety about 4.30pm on Monday
  • Ms Meyer on Facebook said everyone should ‘keep a very close eye on your kids’

A mum has released a dire warning to fellow parents after a predator in a van approached her seven-year-old daughter and said he wanted to ‘steal’ her. 

Elke Meyer’s daughter was at Pottsville Beach Public School vacation care, on the far north coast of NSW, when she was approached by the stranger about 4.30pm on Monday. 

‘Just wanting to let everyone know to keep a very close eye on your kids,’ Ms Meyer wrote on Facebook. 

‘A white and black van drove to the front of the playground where she [my daughter] and a friend were playing and a male person told her they were going to steal her.’

A mum has released a dire warning to fellow parents after a predator in a van approached her seven-year-old daughter and said he wanted to ‘steal’ her (stock image)

The little girl and her friend were able to escape and seek safety after running to a vacation care staff member. 

Ms Meyer, a former police officer who worked in the child abuse squad for a period of time, said she’s overprotective because she’s seen what can happen ‘first-hand’.

‘People never think this can happen to them or someone they know, you can never get complacent,’ Ms Meyer told Tweed Daily News. 

‘I know of a case where the parents were only metres away from two children who went to the toilet in a park together and were so brutalised by someone waiting inside, they now cannot have children themselves.’

The man, who spoke to Ms Meyer’s daughter from the van, said: ‘I’m going to steal you’.   

Ms Meyer said her daughter could not see the man’s face clearly. 

Elke Meyer's daughter was at Pottsville Beach Public School vacation care, on the Tweed coast, when she was approached by the stranger about 4.30pm on Monday. 'Just wanting to let everyone know to keep a very close eye on your kids,' Ms Meyer wrote on Facebook

Elke Meyer’s daughter was at Pottsville Beach Public School vacation care, on the Tweed coast, when she was approached by the stranger about 4.30pm on Monday. ‘Just wanting to let everyone know to keep a very close eye on your kids,’ Ms Meyer wrote on Facebook

The mother is thankful the school brought in higher fences, as she believes it could be the difference in giving her daughter the opportunity to run away. 

In her Facebook post, Ms Meyer said the man drove a large van, with black and white paint and heavily tinted windows.  

‘If you’ve seen anything suspicious, please let me know so I can tell the police,’ she urged local parents on Facebook. 

Ms Meyer said she couldn’t fault police, who have been ‘incredibly thorough’ . 

NSW Police have confirmed the incident was reported and investigations are ongoing.  

The little girl and her friend were able to escape and seek safety after running to a vacation care staff member (stock image)

The little girl and her friend were able to escape and seek safety after running to a vacation care staff member (stock image)

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