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Search for bearded man after nine-year-old boy approached at Helensburgh

Police carPOLICE are appealing for public assistance over a child approach in Helensburgh earlier this week.

Police have been told a nine-year-old boy was sitting near the fence inside a school on Fletcher Street, about 11.30am on Monday (November 11), when he was approached by a man. The man attempted to give the boy a tablet, but he refused to take it.

The man then threatened the boy before walking away, heading south on Junction Street. The boy informed his teachers and parents, who notified Wollongong Police Station on Thursday November 14.

Police have commenced an investigation into the incident and are appealing to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries. He has been described as about 157cm tall, aged in his 30s, a long brown beard, and was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper and brown tracksuit pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

Discussion

One thought on “Search for bearded man after nine-year-old boy approached at Helensburgh

  1. My god there are some derros in the area. This is disgraceful and scary.

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    Posted by Matt | November 15, 2019, 3:06 pm

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