Child predator at Lake Heights
Saturday, 18 August 2012 11:00

images Police are appealing for information after a man approached two teenage boys at Lake Heights.
About 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 16 August 2012), two boys aged 12 and 14, were walking along the cycle way between the Warrawong and Berkeley.
Officers have been told a man approached the boys and produced a knife.
After a short conversation, both boys ran east along the cycleway.
The boys spoke to a cyclist about the matter before leaving the location.
Investigators from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command are investigating the incident and have not yet spoken with this cyclist.
Police are appealing for the cyclist to contact police to assist with their investigation.
Detectives also want to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 20-30 years old, 180cm tall, with a thin build. At the time he was wearing a white hood jumper with the hood over his head, a dark baseball cap and sunglasses and grey coloured tracksuit pants.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lake Illawarra Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Meanwhile, the incident has again prompted police to encourage parents to discuss the ‘Safe People, Safe Places’ messages with their children, including;
- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.
- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people.
- Know where safe places are – a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.
- Learn about safe adults you can look for and talk to if you need help – police officers, teachers at school, adults you know and trust.
- Don’t talk to people you don’t know and never get into a car with someone you don’t know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don’t know the person inside, do not stop.
- If you are scared and can use a phone, call 000 and tell them you are scared.
- If someone tries to grab you, yell out, ‘Go away, I don’t know you’. This lets other people know you have been approached by someone you don’t know.

 

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