Police investigating a child approach near Grafton have released a COMFIT image in an appeal for public assistance.
About 6pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018, a 12-year-old boy was outside a home in Parker Road, Lanitza, when he was approached by a man.
The man spoke to the boy before grabbing him on the arm.
The boy ran away and told his parents. He was not physically injured.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.
He is depicted as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid to late 30s, with brown hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black/white flannelette shirt and black track pants.