Children offered lollies and a lift in Barham

Police are hunting a man and woman who allegedly approached children in Barham in separate incidents last Thursday. 

New South Wales Police said in the first incident, a 13-year-old boy was walking on Mellool Street, Barham, when he was approached by an unknown female between 4pm and 4.30pm. 

The female and the boy had a conversation before the woman offered him a lift.

The child declined and walked away.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in her 30's, about 170cm tall, of medium build with shoulder length red/brown hair.

She was wearing a denim jacket at the time.

Half-an-hour later, two children, aged 10 and nine, were approached at Riverside Park, Murray Street. and offered lollies. 

The children ran from the man and he left the location in an unknown direction.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance and 40 years old. 

He is 180cm tall with a medium build, fair skin and blonde scruffy shoulder length hair.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incidents, or who may have further information to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 


- Make sure your parents or another adult you know knows where you are at all times.

- Always walk straight home or to the place you are walking to. Walk near busier roads and streets, or use paths where there are lots of other people

- Know where safe places are -- a shop, service station, police station, library or school. If you are ever frightened, you should go to one of these places and ask them to call the police.

- Don't talk to people you don't know and never get into a car with someone you don't know. If a car stops on the side of the road and you don't know the person inside, do not stop.

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