Police are appealing for information following a child approach in Woy Woy. About 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 24 November 2015), a 13-year-old girl was walking along Trafalga Avenue, and her two friends both aged 10 were riding their bikes, when a group of men attempted to speak to the girls as they passed. The girls ignored the men and continued on their journey.
The incident was reported to Brisbane Water Police this morning (Wednesday 25 November 2015), and officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Investigators would like to speak to three men described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in their 20s and with light-coloured hair. The men may be travelling in a small, white car with the letter ‘C’ in the registration plate.
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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
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 other 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.