Victoria Police confirm two men the Somerville girl believed were posing as a train replacement service to kidnap her were legitimate transport workers
- Teen sues van for posing as train replacement bus
- Victoria Police considered the van to be in fact a legitimate service.
Two men who a teenager believed were trying to kidnap her by posing as a train replacement service were actually legitimate transportation workers, police said.
A teenage girl raised the alarm after a van containing two men pulled up next to her as she waited at a bus stop near Somerville train station in south-east Melbourne around 4pm on Tuesday.
One of the men told the teenager that it was there as a train replacement bus service, and that his vehicle had a Public Transport Victoria sticker on it.
But fearing the men had bad intentions, the girl refused to go inside and the couple drove away with another replacement bus that arrived a short time later.
A teenage girl raised the alarm after a van with two men inside pulled up next to her as she waited at a bus stop near Somerville train station in south-east Melbourne around 4pm on Tuesday. .
Victoria Police say investigators spoke to the bus driver and found it to be a legitimate service (Pictured: Train replacement bus indicator sign)
She reported the incident to the police, who urged anyone with information to come forward.
However, on Friday, Victoria Police confirmed that the van was a legitimate Public Transport Victoria service vehicle.
Investigators spoke to the bus driver and found out that it was a legitimate service..
“Police have investigated following a report that a girl was approached by two men on a bus in Somerville,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
Investigators spoke with the bus driver and established that the bus was a legitimate replacement bus.
No crime has been detected.