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Police appeal for information after child approached in Sydney’s west

Police are appealing for information after a child was approached in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 5.20pm (Thursday 2 June 2016), a nine-year-old boy was outside a home on Water Gum Drive, Jordan Springs, when a Nissan Pintara sedan stopped adjacent to the home.

Police have been told a man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle beeped the horn and yelled out to the boy, before the boy’s mother heard the man and went to investigate.

The man drove from the scene and the woman contacted police.

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command attended and commenced investigations.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

The vehicle in the incident is described as a white Nissan Pintara, with dark-tinted windows and a blue disabled sticker attached to the left hand side of the front windscreen.

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.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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