An 11 year-old girl managed to run away after she was approached by a man in Chell on Monday morning.
Police say they were called at around 11.30am to reports that young girl had been involved in an incident on Carlton Avenue.
The man is alleged to have pulled at her rucksack and wrist before she managed to run away.
A police spokesperson said the girl was unharmed.
Officers are carrying out patrols in the area and are enquiries are ongoing.