Child approached at Austinmer

police 2POLICE are appealing for assistance after a child was approached in Austinmer.
About 8.10am on Friday a nine-year-old boy was walking along Allen Street, when an older style white van with a metallic stripe down the side stopped beside him.
The driver, a man, spoke to the boy who became afraid and ran from the location.
The boy spoke to his father who contacted police.
Wollongong police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information that may assist.
The man was described as being aged between 50 and 60, with grey hair, a long grey beard and was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses.
Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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