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Woonona children approached

POLICE are investigating after two children were approached in Woonona yesterday.
About 4.30pm on Thursday two boys, aged 5 and 9, were playing in the front yard of a home on Albert Street when a white square-shaped van, described as a late 70s/early 80s Volkswagen, stopped in front of the home.
Police have been told the driver spoke to the pair, before the boys’ mother walked out to the front yard. The man drove from the scene in a southerly direction.
Wollongong police were called and commenced investigations. As they continue their inquiries, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them with their inquiries. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 60-years-old, with a grey beard, thinning grey hair and was wearing black-framed reading glasses.

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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