POLICE are investigating a possible attempted abduction of a minor at Redland Bay on Monday morning.
A woman said her 13-year-old son had been approached by a man at a bus stop on Serpentine Creek Road.
She said the man was driving a small red car with fading, peeling paint.
She said her son told her the man got out of the car after stopping on the side of the road next to the bus stop.
She said the man had called the boy to come to him, prompting her son to run away.
The woman’s post on social media about the incident has been shared 2500 times and posted in local Facebook groups.
The report prompted fears among mothers with one posting on social media that she had texted her high school children telling them to stay together and scream their loudest if the car approached them.
“It’s getting to the point where we won’t be able to offer our kids the same freedom we had growing up because it’s just not worth the risk,” another said.
One person posted that they may have witnessed the incident.
“I drove passed the bus stop on Serpentine Creek Road … saw your son run off into the alley and the guy get out of the car,” the person said.
“Didn’t think much of it at the time sorry.”
The person was urged to contact the police.
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Another person said the police had knocked on her door.
“They are actively looking for this car,” the person said.
The boy told his mother the man looked about 40 years old and had partially grey facial hair.
“He wasn’t a big man,” the mother said.
A police spokesperson said crews had been searching for a car matching the description.
They were interviewing the boy.
The spokesperson said the police were only aware of one alleged incident.
Anyone who has information should contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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