POLICE 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.