‘Stranger danger’ reminder following incident in Conder

ACT Policing is reminding parents to enforce the importance of stranger danger messages to their children following an incident in Conder yesterday (Thursday, 30 April).

Between 3.15pm and 3.30pm a student was walking home from Lanyon High School when she was approached by an unknown man on Box Hill Avenue in Conder.

The man approached the student and tried to engage her in conversation. The student became frightened and ran to a nearby oval adjacent to Charles Conder Primary School. The man followed the student for a short distance before leaving the scene. The student was unharmed.  

The man is described as Caucasian, about 5’7” (170cm) tall, around 30 years old with short dark hair. At the time he was wearing a grey and black flannelette shirt with dark track pants.

ACT Policing encourages parents to continue to educate their children in good personal safety practices including 'stranger danger' awareness and where possible, travelling in groups.

Police are urging anyone with information that could police assist in identifying the man to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.