ESSEX Police received reports a man approached an 11-year-old girl in High Street, Aveley, at about 3.15pm yesterday, Tuesday November 14.
He grabbed her arm and told her to get into a car nearby but she ran off. She was shaken but unharmed.
He was described as white, aged in his 30s, with a beard.
The make and model of the car are unknown.
We believe this is an isolated incident however there are additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance and anyone with concerns is asked to speak to officers.
Witnesses to the incident or anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dash cam footage is asked to contact police at Grays on 101 quoting reference 42/161616/17.