A major investigation is underway following a frightening abduction attempt in Tweed Heads.

A 27-year-old woman was coming off her shift at a mattress factory around midday on Saturday when she was allegedly approached by a man.

It’s alleged the unknown man then tried to force the woman into the back of a car, but she managed to break free.

The woman ran back into the store, where she locked herself inside before calling police for help.

Tweed-Byron Detectives are now going through CCTV as they attempt to track down the person responsible.

They’re appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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