Teenager approached - Lakemba

Monday, 10 April 2017 01:02:31 PM

Police are investigating after a teenager was approached in Lakemba last week.

About 11.45am (Wednesday 5 April 2017), a 15-year-old girl was walking on Lakemba Street when a man driving a white 4WD approached her.

Police have been told the man in the car continued to follow the girl onto Wangee Road before leaving the area.

Officers from Campsie Local Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries.

Police would like to speak to a man who they believe can assist with their inquiries. He is described as being 25 to 35 years old with a dark complexion and a large build.

Meanwhile, police are encouraging 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 this incident 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.