Two child approaches reported – Manly Vale

Police are investigating if two reported child approaches in the Northern Beaches this week are connected.

The first incident occurred when two children, both aged six, were playing in the front yard of a home in Quirk Road, Manly Vale, about 3.30pm on Saturday (5 June 2021).

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command have been told a middle-aged man with grey hair – driving a vehicle described only as being white with a circular sticker on the back – called out to the children offering them lollies. The children ran inside the house.

Police have been told a man of a similar description was seen acting in an intimidating manner towards another young person as she walked in nearby Campbell Parade, Manly Vale, about 7pm the same day.

Police were only told of the incidents today (Monday 7 June 2021), and an investigation by detectives is now underway.

They are appealing to anyone who was in the area of either incident and saw someone acting suspiciously, or who may have dashcam or CCTV of either incident, to call police.

At no time did the man touch any of the children. Police are investigating if the incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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