Call for witnesses following two child approaches

Witnesses sought

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses following two alleged child approaches.

The first incident occurred about 5.45pm on Thursday, 20 June 2019 when a man stopped his vehicle next to a child on Bromby Street, Isaacs. The man got out of the vehicle and spoke to the child who did not respond and ran away. 

Police have released a face-fit image of the alleged offender in relation to the Isaacs incident.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm (5’7”) tall, about 50-years-old with a grey-coloured beard. He had dark eyebrows and a scar over one eye and was wearing a dark beanie, gloves and a dark coloured T-shirt with a skull on it.

ACT Policing is also calling for witnesses following a separate incident in Monash yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 27 June 2019).

About 3.40pm a child was walking along Sturdee Crescent, Monash when the child was approached by two men in a vehicle. The child ran away down a nearby laneway.

While neither child was injured, police take these approaches seriously and are investigating both incidents.

Anyone who may have any information (including CCTV or dash-cam footage from the area) that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

General information

Police encourage parents, guardians and teachers to make sure children understand how to keep themselves safe, particularly when walking to and from school, and to teach children about stranger safety. Information on ways to help children to stay safe is available on the Constable Kenny Koala website.

If you become aware of an incident, or notice anyone acting suspiciously around a school or child, contact police immediately on 131 444 or in the case of an emergency call 000. The quicker police can respond and attend to an incident of this nature, the quicker they can target the area and surrounds.

An ACT Policing face-fit is a graphical representation of a face, constructed by an artist working with a witness. A mixture of technology and artistry creates the image, usually from individual facial features which are then put together to come up with a final composite image.