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Sighting of suspicious vehicle sparks child safety warning

Police want parents to speak to their children about stranger danger after another sighting of a white vehicle behaving suspiciously around children. It follows a series of similar incidents.
Police want parents to speak to their children about stranger danger after another sighting of a white vehicle behaving suspiciously around children. It follows a series of similar incidents.

POLICE are warning children to stay away from strangers after another sighting of suspicious activity in the Gympie region on Monday.

A police spokesperson said three girls waiting at a school bus stop at The Palms at about 8.15am on Monday morning reported seeing a white car, possibly a hatchback, stop near them at the bus stop.

The car took off after a short time.

It is the fourth report in the past fortnight of a man in a white car trying to lure girls into his vehicle.

The other incidents occurred on O'Connell St, Myall St and Cooloola Dr at Rainbow Beach.

One girl described the man she saw on Friday morning at O'Connell St as Caucasian, in his sixties and wearing a fluoro-yellow shirt.

The Gympie police are continuing investigations and increased patrols, particularly around schools in the region.

Anyone with information about the suspicious activity should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or if urgent, phone 000.

Gympie Times

Topics:  police, stranger danger




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