Police investigate man offering children lollies from car
POLICE are appealing for information after a reported child approach in Lismore earlier this week.
About 4pm on Monday, a girl aged 4 and a boy aged 9 were playing outside on Keen Street, when a car described as red slowed next to them.
Police have been told the driver of the car offered a packet of lollies out of the car window to the children, but the children ran away and immediately told their mother.
The incident was reported to police and investigators from Richmond Local Area Command have started their enquiries.
Police are hoping to speak with a man who might be able to assist.
He is described as being of olive complexion, in his 30s, with a towel or similar wrapped around his head covering his hair.
The car is described as red, with a spoiler on the rear and yellow number plates.
Police are urging anyone with information to Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact Lismore Police Station on (02) 6626 0599 or 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.
Police renew child safety message
The incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including:
- Avoid walking on your own and instead walk with other family members, friends or an adult they know when going to and from school
- Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people
- 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;
- 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; and* If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
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.