Children approached by man – Nabiac

POLICE are appealing for information after girl and her brother were approached by a man in a car at Nabiac yesterday.

About 8.30am, Thursday December 12, 2013, a eight-year-old girl and her five -year old brother were walking near Hoskin Street on their way to the school.

Police have been told a vehicle was parked near Hoskin Street when a man got out of the vehicle and approached the two children. He then asked if he could take photos before producing a camera and taking an unknown amount of pictures of the two children. He then asked the eight-year-old girl to get in the car before she ran to a nearby friend’s house and reported the incident to her friend’s mother.

Officers from Manning Great lakes Local Area Command are investigating the incident and are looking for a man described as being of Caucasian appearance aged in his 50s average build, grey short hair and a short beard.

The car has been described as being a later model Commodore with roof racks.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/

. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. People should not report crime information via Facebook or Twitter.

https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.

- Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.

- Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.

- Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.

- If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.

- If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

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