Appeal for assistance after teen approached by men impersonating police at Berkeley

Police are appealing for public assistance after reports a teenage boy was approached by men impersonating police in the Illawarra region.

About 2.45pm on Friday (29 May 2020), a 15-year-old boy was walking on Burke Way, Berkeley, when a black Commodore SS pulled up alongside him.

The two male occupants spoke to the boy, before one of the men identified the pair as police officers and produced a police badge.

Police have been told they asked to look at the boy’s phone before also asking him to get in the car.

When he refused, they drove away.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District were notified later that evening and commenced an investigation.

As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist them.

They are both described as being aged in their 30s and of thin build.

One of the men was wearing a red hooded jumper and the second man was wearing a yellow hooded jumper.

Detectives would also like to speak to an anyone with information about the black Commodore SS or who has dashcam vision in the area at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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