Police close child approach investigation at Moonee

UPDATE, 1.10PM: AN INVESTIGATION into a reported child approach at Moonee Beach has concluded without charge.

Police were told an unknown man approached a car occupied by a 12-year-old boy on Sunday, and attempted to open a number of doors, as well as the boot of the vehicle, while speaking to the boy.

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command have conducted extensive inquiries and spoken to a man who attended Coffs Harbour Police Station.

Police are satisfied there was no criminal intent and the investigation has now been finalised.

No further action is anticipated.

 

EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a boy was approached by an unknown man at Moonee Beach yesterday.

The 12-year-old-boy was waiting in a car at a shopping centre carpark on the Pacific Hwy about 9.30am, when an unknown man allegedly approached the car and attempted to open a number of doors, as well as the boot of the vehicle, while speaking to the boy.

The boy went to call his mother while in the car, and the man left the scene.

The man is believed to have driven away in a red utility towards Sullivans Rd, and the boy was uninjured during the incident.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were notified of the incident and commenced investigations.

As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist them.

He is described as being of large build, aged in his 50s, with short 'spiky' hair and had a shaven face.

The man was seen wearing a yellow long-sleeved construction shirt.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.



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