Man tries to entice young boys into his car at Federal park

POLICE have issued a stranger danger warning after a man tried to entice two young boys into his car at Federal.

Police from the Richmond Local Area Command say the man approached the brothers, aged 9 and 3, at the Federal Park about 10.30am yesterday.

Do you have information about this incident? Call Lismore police on 02 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The boys declined and the man, believed to have been aged in his late 30s or early 40s, drove off in a white hatchback - possibly a Nissan or Mitsubishi.

The boys then ran back home and told their mother what had happened. The mother alerted police.

The man was described as having a medium build, between 170cm and 180cm tall with brown wavy hair and a goatee beard without a moustache.

When he approached the boys, he was wearing rectangular-shaped glasses with silver rims, a grey, long-sleeved button-up black and white chequered shirt, tight grey jeans with holes in them, and black and maroon skate-style shoes.

SAFE PEOPLE, SAFE PLACES

  • 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.

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