Child Stealing at Moora

Moora police have arrested a 34-year-old man in relation to an incident that occurred on Friday 31 March 2023, during which a 7-year-old boy was abducted from his home.

Police will allege about 4am this morning, 31 March 2023, the accused entered an address on Padbury Street and abducted a 7-year-old boy from the home.

It will be further alleged, shortly after the accused re-entered the home and attempted to abduct a 12-year-old boy, dragging him out of the house.

The 12-year-old managed to break free and ran back into the home to alert an adult who then notified police.

Police conducted a search of the area and a short time later, about 7.10am, located the 7-year-old boy at a nearby home.

Both children were conveyed to hospital for a routine medical check.

A 34-year-old Moora man was arrested and is assisting police with inquiries. The man is not believed to be known to the two boys.

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