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Girl approached at Balgownie

POLICE are appealing for information after a girl was approached by a man in a vehicle at Balgownie on Tuesday afternoon.
About 3.30pm, a 12-year-old girl got off her school bus at Margaret Street, near the intersection of Foothills Road, and began to walk the short distance home.
A man driving a light-grey-coloured Toyota Corolla parked his vehicle nearby and offered the girl a lift home.
She refused and continued walking home, where she advised her family who contacted police.
Wollongong police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The male driver has been described as being about 80 years of age.
Investigators are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist police.
Anyone who can assist in relation to this incident is urged 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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