ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a 13-year-old boy was approached yesterday afternoon in Kambah by an unknown man (Wednesday, May 14).
About 3.50pm a 13-year-old boy was walking home from the bus stop on Livingstone Avenue between the two turnoffs to Cutbush Street.
As the young boy was walking along the footpath towards his house he noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road. The car had its hazard lights on at the time.
As the 13 year old boy walked past the car, a man approached him and asked him for directions to The Canberra Hospital. The man attempted to coerce the boy by repeatedly asking him to get in the car.
The young boy refused and walked off.
The man is described as aged in his mid-40s, light brown skin, possibly of Indian appearance, short black hair with almost a full beard. He was wearing a long sleeve white shirt.
The vehicle is described as a small white 5 door hatchback, late 90’s to early 2000s model. It has black stripes on the door trims, down the length of each side of the vehicle.
Police are urging anyone with information who can assist in identifying the man or the small white hatchback to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing Media Release)