Mum’s terrifying abduction warning as predator tries to lure her six-year-old son and his friend into a white van by offering them LOLLIES
- Police on Sydney’s Northern Beaches fear child sex predator on the loose
- Two reports of ‘child approaches’ were reported to authorities this week
- A mum posted chilling warning to parents after ‘creep’ offered her son lollies
A young mother has warned how a ‘creep’ tried to lure her six-year-old son and his friend into a vehicle by offering them lollies.
Police on Sydney’s Northern Beaches said it was the first of two ‘child approaches’ reported in the area this week, which both appear to be connected.
The terrifying incident occurred at about 3:30pm on Saturday, when a ‘middle-aged man with grey hair’ approached two six-year-old boys playing in the front yard of a Manly Vale home on Lovett Street.
‘Yesterday my son and his friend were approached by an older man in a white car who offered them lollies to try to entice them into his car,’ a mother of the boy said in a chilling Facebook.
‘Luckily the boys ran away, back into the house and got away.’
‘It makes me so sad that creeps like this man in our neighbourhood but it’s a reality.’
She warned other parents on the Northern Beaches to speak to their children about ‘stranger danger’ and said it’s ‘lucky our boys knew how to respond quickly and told us all about it’.
Police said the possible child predator was driving a vehicle described only as being white with a circular sticker on the back.
A second, almost identical incident also occurred at about 7pm later that same day when a man of similar description ‘was seen acting in an intimidating manner towards another young person as she walked in nearby Campbell Parade, Manly Vale’.
Detectives are now probing the area to find clues and are calling on help from the local community.
‘Anyone who was in the area of either incident and saw someone acting suspiciously, or who may have dashcam or CCTV of either incident, is urged to to call police immediately,’ police said.