Child approach - Gorokan

Police are appealing for public assistance after a 10-year-old boy was approached by two men in a utility at Gorokan last week. 

About 3.10pm on Friday 11 November 2016, the boy was walking near the intersection of Robson Avenue and Dudley Street, Gorokan, when a white utility pulled up alongside him. 

Police were told there were two men in the car, one of whom offered the boy a lift, which he declined. 

The matter was reported to police at Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command yesterday. 

Police would now like to speak to any person with information about the white utility or its occupants, and have asked they contact Crime Stoppers. 

Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;

- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets or use paths where there are lots of people.
- Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
- Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
- Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
- If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
- If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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