Police appeal for witnesses to Korora child approach

AN APPROACH to a 14 year-old boy at Koroa is being investigated by Police.

About 7.40am on Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy was walking north on Hunter Close, Korora when a beige Toyota Landcruiser stopped beside him.

The driver, a man, spoke to the teen who became afraid and walked away.

The Toyota drove away onto Pacific Hwy.

The boy told his parents who contacted police.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended the boy's home and commenced an investigation.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information that may assist with their inquiries are urged to make contact.

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.

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 Facebook and Twitter pages.

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.



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