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Boy approached at Woonona

police 8POLICE are appealing for information after a boy was allegedly approached by a man in a van at Woonona yesterday.
About 3.20pm on Thursday, a 12-year-old boy was walking south along Royal Crescent towards Ocean Avenue when a van stopped near him.
Police have been told a man sitting in the driver’s seat of the van called out to the boy and offered him a lift. He refused and ran off before walking home and informing his father about the incident.
The matter was reported to Wollongong Police who are looking for a man described as being of Caucasian appearance, 40-years-old with a thin build, bald head and a piercing in one of his ears.
Meanwhile, the vehicle has been described as an older-model white-coloured van with damage to the paintwork, no rear windows and no number plates. The van, possibly a Toyota LiteAce, had a distinctive sticker on the left rear-door of a rude slogan.
Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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