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Queensland Parents Urged To Lock Their Homes

Authorities in Queensland are urging parents to lock their homes securely after a six-year-old girl narrowly avoided being snatched by a man who took her from her bed.

The girl was allegedly grabbed by the unknown man who climbed the fence of her family's Logan home, south of Brisbane, in the early hours of Monday and unlocked the back door by reaching through a dog door.

Her parents were alerted by the girl's screams as she was being carried downstairs and punched by the attacker.

"It does appear opportunistic," Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ralston told reporters at Logan police station.

He urged parents to be more vigilant about securing their homes.

"Please lock your homes. Be safe, be secure."

Police are appealing for information about the man, who is described as having a dark complexion, aged in his early 20s, wearing long pants and a charcoal hooded jumper.

AAP

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