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.
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.