Police concerned after boy (9) is approached by man in Brookdale

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POLICE are seeking information about the suspicious approach of a child in Brookdale yesterday afternoon.

About 3.20pm, a nine-year-old boy was walking along Tijuana Road, near the Don Simmons Reserve, when he was approached by a man.

The man put his arm around the boy twice and each time the boy shrugged him away.

The man asked the boy several questions before offering him a lift in his car.

The man put his arm around the boy tighter a third time and the boy managed to run away from the man.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Broadley said: ‚ÄúPolice are very concerned about this incident and we urge anyone with any information to assist us with our investigation.”

The man is described as: fair skinned, medium build, about 178cm tall with an Australian accent, balding with mid-ear length straight gold-brown hair and wearing a red t-shirt and blue board-shorts.

Anyone who has any information about this incident or was in the area between 2pm and 4pm and has dashcam footage are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at
www.crimestopperswa.com.au