Two child approaches in five days

February 06, 2018

POLICE are appealing for information after two child approach incidents in Moama this month.
Yesterday, two 12-year-old boys were walking along Perricoota Rd when they were approached by a man driving a late-model silver Mazda BT-50 single-cab ute with a rear tray and a tarp or tonneau about 8am.
Police were told the man had driven past the boys three times before he stopped and asked if they wanted a lift.
He repeatedly asked the boys three to four times, before doing a U-turn and parking on the other side of the road.
The man called out again to the boys before driving out of town in a westerly direction.
The boys reported the incident to teachers at their school who contacted police.
It follows a similar incident on Friday, when a 10-year-old boy walking along Francis St was approached by a man driving a black van about 3pm.
The man pulled close to the boy and asked if he wanted a lift home.
The boy declined and ran home and informed his parents, who reported the matter to the boy’s school and local police a short time later.
A search of the area was unable to locate the man or the van.
In both incidents, the man was described as being about 40 to 60 years old with a tanned complexion. He was bald and had rotten teeth with some missing and had no facial hair.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Deniliquin police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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