Police hunt three men after girl approached at Sandy Beach
POLICE are appealing for information after an 11-year-old girl was approached by three men in a car at Sandy Beach on Saturday.
The girl told police she was riding her bicycle along Bluegum Avenue about 4.30pm when a car pulled up beside her.
A man seated in the right rear passenger seat then called out to the girl to get in the car.
The girl told police he was wearing a balaclava and was brandishing what she described as being a black coloured handgun.
The girl immediately ran and hid in a nearby yard and saw the car do a U-turn and drive towards Sandy Bay Drive.
After being assisted home by a passer-by in a distressed state, the parents of the girl then contacted police.
Detectives from Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command are investigating the incident.
They would like to speak with three men, who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The driver of the vehicle is described as being of Caucasian appearance, wearing a black jumper, and having orange stubbly facial hair.
The passenger in the left rear seat is described as being of Caucasian appearance, wearing a white coloured t-shirt with a tattoo of a single line or similar near his left wrist.
The man seated in the right rear passenger seat is described as being of Aboriginal-Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a solid build and wearing a tight fitting blue denim jean coloured t-shirt and a balaclava.
The car involved in the incident has been described as possibly a 2001 model silver Holden Commodore sedan with a rear spoiler and black decal stripe along the passenger doors and a scratch near the left rear wheel arch.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.