By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – supplied
Another child has been approached by a stranger in Canberra, following a spate of similar incidents in recent weeks.
Around 8:25am on Friday May 25, a child was walking on Kitchener Street in Garran.
The child was approached by a man in an old white sedan which had several scratches and dents on the panels.
The driver tried to entice the child into the car by offering him a lift, but the child refused and ran off, then told his parents.
The man is described as Caucasian, 30-40 years old with a medium build.
He was unshaven, had a deep voice and a red and green tattoo on his right wrist/lower forearm.
He was wearing a black beanie and dark jacket with the sleeves rolled up.
With the child’s help, police compiled a face fit (see image above).
It follows several reports of incidents in Canberra suburbs where children have been approached by a man trying to entice them into a car before and after school.
As a result, there’s an increased police presence at some schools.
The incidents have also prompted police to remind locals to help kids understand the importance of stranger safety.
Anyone who knows this man, or who may have information or dash cam footage that can help police, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.