Teenager escapes from vehicle after attempted abduction in Albury

Police have commenced an investigation into the attempted abduction of a teenager after she was dragged into a vehicle before escaping at Albury earlier today, NSW Police say.

Between 4.30pm and 4.45pm today, a 17-year-old girl was waiting for a friend in David Street near the intersection of Dean Street.

The girl was approached by a male driving a dark green utility who spoke with her.

The male then dragged the girl into the vehicle and drove west along Dean Street before stopping at a set of traffic lights.

Whilst the utility was stationary the girl was able to escape from the passenger seat.

She was not injured during the incident.

The matter was later reported to police from Albury Local Area Command who searched the area for the vehicle but without success.

The vehicle has been described to police as a dark green utility with a green P-plate on the front windscreen, possibly indicating a Victorian vehicle/driver.

The driver has been described to police as being about 20-years-old with a medium build. He had medium length dark brown hair.

Police have urged anyone who witnessed the incident or with information to contact police immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.