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Appeal for information after girl reportedly approached at Woonona

POLICE are appealing for information following a reported child approach at Woonona on Monday.

A 16-year-old girl was walking along Thompson Street, Woonona, when police have been told she was flagged down by an unknown man, who allegedly exposed himself to her, about 3.30pm on Monday, March 20.

The girl ran home, and the incident was reported to Wollongong police, who have commenced an investigation.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak with the man who may be able to assist them. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, in his late 40s, with a thin build, black hair and a tattoo on his upper left arm.

The man was driving a blue single cab utility with a silver tray. Police are urging anyone with information or who has dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, to come forward and contact Wollongong Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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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