POLICE are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a report that a boy was approached and spoken to in Fairy Meadow Friday.
About 8.10am, a 10-year-old boy and his younger brother left a bus on the Princes Highway near Soudan Street.
Police have been told as the pair approached a school near the intersection of McGrath and Hamilton Streets, the younger boy walked ahead when an unknown man approached the 10-year-old and spoke to him.
The boy walked away towards the school’s grounds, and the unknown man followed him for a short distance before leaving the scene.
Wollongong police were notified of the incident and have commenced investigations.
As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them.
The man is described as being about 183cm tall, and of slim build. He was wearing grey and white tracksuit pants with the word ‘Puma’ written down the right leg, a white short-sleeved shirt with grey sleeves and small symbols on the front in different colours, and a black cap (possibly with coloured writing)
It’s believed the unknown man had left a dark, medium-sized car with rounded headlights which was parked nearby prior to the incident.
Police are urging anyone who saw the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.