The hunt is on for two men who attempted to abduct a teenage girl in broad daylight on her way to work on Monday.
The 17-year-old girl managed to struggle free when the men blocked her path with a dark coloured sedan, and tried to pull her inside.
She had been walking through parkland towards a bus stop between Lakes Drive and Fairways Boulevard in Craigieburn, on Melbourne's outer northern edge, about 11.30am (AEDT), Hume Detective Sergeant Steve Azarnikow told reporters on Tuesday.
"It is a fairly brazen attack, she's extraordinarily upset, that's what you would expect isn't it," he said.
"It could be either targeted or it could be opportunistic.
"She managed to struggle and fight them off, she suffered some minor injuries. It's an extraordinarily serious crime.
"She's had a good look at one of the offenders and we have a description."
He was of European or Middle Eastern appearance, about 30 years old, unshaven with thick eyebrows and thick, dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing.
His accomplice was described only as wearing a dark-coloured hooded top and police were also trying to find out more about the car, Det Sgt Azarnikow said.
"Someone knows these people, generally people always talk, they've told someone and I've got no doubt someone suspects who it is," he said.
"We're fairly certain that we'll apprehend these people, so if they are out there I would suggest that they hand themselves in rather than wait for us to find them.
"We're making inquiries to see if this is linked to any other series of crimes, we've got analysts looking at it as we speak."
A woman was abducted and sexually assaulted around Oakleigh, in Melbourne's south-east, on October 3.