A Eurobodalla father has issued a warning to parents to wtach their kids after his 12-year-old daughter and her two friends were approached by a middle aged man who tried to lure them into his truck.
The man has apparently been watching the girl over a period of two to three weeks.
Last week, he approached her and her friends at a bus stop on Beach Road.
“He drove up to them and said to my daughter, ‘Do you want to come in my truck?’” the father told the Post/Star.
“He started nodding his head towards the truck.”
The girl arrived home “crying and screaming” and according to her father was terrified by the approach.
The matter has been reported to Batemans Bay police and the man’s employer and is currently under investigation.
The father of the girl said his family has now take an Apprehended Violence Order out against the man.
“Now he’s got to stay away from my daughter. It’s every parents worst nightmare when a child comes home from school crying and shaking and screaming saying a man tried to get me into his truck.”
The father said he hoped parents would read this article be reminded to remain vigilant.
“I know most parents drum it into their children not to talk to strangers, just like I have with my kids.
“But it doesn’t hurt to remind parents. Just because we live in the country doesn’t mean these sorts of things can’t happen.
“I hope all parents can keep a bit of an extra eye out.”
Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact Batemans Bay police on 4472 0099.
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