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Changzhou, China man molests young woman at knifepoint inside a lift 

  • Unidentified man molested and abducted a young girl in Changzhou, China
  • The attack in the lift on October 9 involved a knife and the man is at large
  • Victim reported the crime to police, who are still investigating the incident
  • Since the footage appeared, it received close to 172 million views online 

By Qin Xie For Mailonline

Published: 06:58 EST, 14 October 2015 | Updated: 07:11 EST, 14 October 2015

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Chinese web users have been gripped by CCTV footage showing a man molesting and abducting a young girl at knifepoint inside a lift. 

The incident occurred on October 9 in Changzhou, eastern China, and is currently under police investigation, reported People's Daily Online.

Since the footage appeared online on October 10, it has received close to 172 million views. 

Caught on film: The unidentified man tried to move the camera while he was alone in the lift on October 10

Caught on film: The unidentified man tried to move the camera while he was alone in the lift on October 10

On the prowl: When the young girl got on the lift in Changzhou, China, the man slowly edged towards her

On the prowl: When the young girl got on the lift in Changzhou, China, the man slowly edged towards her

According to reports, the lift was situated inside a residential building and the identities of those involved has not been revealed.

CCTV footage showed a young man stepping into the lift at 12.12pm local time.

At first, he appeared to be normal.

Moments later he was seen trying to move the camera but failed.

He started playing with his phone when a young girl stepping into the lift at 12.13pm.

Within seconds, the man stepped behind the girl and grabbed her. He then pushed her into the corner of the lift with both their backs to the camera.

They stayed in this position for several seconds. 

When the lift doors opened the man stepped out, still holding on to the girl. A brief glint of the knife could be seen just as the two exited.

It is not clear what happened after the pair stepped out of the lift.

Captured: The man grabbed the girl from behind and restrained her before pushing her into a corner of the lift

Captured: The man grabbed the girl from behind and restrained her before pushing her into a corner of the lift

Tense: The man held the girl while the lift went up. She later reported to police the man had molested her

Tense: The man held the girl while the lift went up. She later reported to police the man had molested her

Abducted: When the lift stopped, the man stepped out with the girl. It's not clear what happened after this

Abducted: When the lift stopped, the man stepped out with the girl. It's not clear what happened after this

Since the video appeared on Chinese news site QQ, it had close to 172 million views and received thousands of comments.

Many of the commentators were worried for the girl's safety. Others were horrified by the man's daring move since he knew there was a camera in the lift. 

Local police stated that the girl has reported the incident and said that she was molested by the man. It is not clear whether or not she was injured as a result of the attack.

They have also revealed that there was reports of an attempted break in at the building on the same day.

After initial investigation, the police believe that the two crimes are related.

The incident is still under investigation and it is believed the man is still at large. 

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