A woman has recounted how she fought off a carload of men who tried to abduct her on a busy street in Sydney's south-west.
The 29-year-old, named only as Aida, was attacked at Liverpool about 4.20pm on Monday.
She said no one came to her aid after she screamed for help, even though dozens of people were standing nearby.
Aida was standing on Railway Street, near the intersection with Bigge Street, when four men in a red hatchback pulled up beside her.
One man got out of the front passenger seat and told her to get into the car.
When she refused, he grabbed her by the arm and tried to force her into the vehicle.
"He asked me to get in the car, and I said: 'No.'
"I said it with so much attitude, it was definitely a big no.
"He didn't like that answer so he grabbed my wrist with a lot of force.
"That's when I caused a lot of commotion, shouting, screaming and calling for help."
Her screams were enough to "freak out" the man, who then let go and got back in the car, which drove off.
Despite the commotion none of the dozens of bystanders came to help Aida.
"Of course I understand that you want to be safe yourself but there were people in groups," she said. "This is what upset me; they weren't alone."
Police said on Wednesday that, while Aida was chosen randomly, the attack may have been planned.
"The thought that runs through my head quite often now [is} what if I didn't get out of that situation. Where would I be?" Aida said.
Liverpool Inspector Dean Johnstone said that no one had come forward to give detectives statements, even though dozens of people were on the street.
"This was a random and brazen attack committed in broad daylight, which has left a young woman scared for her safety," Inspector Johnstone said.
Police have released an image of the alleged attacker.
He is described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance with an olive complexion, aged in his mid 20s, about 170 centimetres tall, with a medium build, brown close-shaved hair, facial stubble, brown eyes and hairy arms.