TAMWORTH police are seeking the public’s assistance after two teenage girls were approached by a man in separate incidents in the city’s west on Thursday morning.
Both girls had been approached in Quinn St by a man, unknown to them, driving a dark coloured sedan.
About 8.30am, a 14-year-old girl was walking when she was approached by the man, who tried to talk to her.
The girl refused to speak to him and he drove away.
A short time later, a 13-year-old girl was also approached by a man, in a car of similar description.
Police were told he also tried to strike up a conversation with her.
Both girls reported the incidents to a teacher when they arrived at school.
The man was described as being in his 20s, of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance and of a skinny build, with short black hair, wearing a black T-shirt.
He was believed to have been driving a dark-coloured Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon sedan.
Anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time is urged to contact Tamworth Police on 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The incident has prompted police to encourage parents to reinforce the “Safe People, Safe Places” message with their children.
Safety measures include children letting their parents know where they are at all times, to know where safe places are, learning who safe adults to talk to are –police officers and school teachers – and not to talk to strangers.