POLICE are reminding parents to educate their children about stranger danger.
A young girl was approached by a man in Aspinall Road, Golden Square, while she was walking to school about 8.30am last Tuesday.
The man yelled out to the girl several times before she ran away and told her parents, who called police.
Bendigo Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team’s Detective Sergeant Noel Jacobs said parents should not be alarmed but should talk to their children.
“Incidents like this are rare but it is concerning,” he said.
“It’s just a matter of parents being vigilant and making sure their children are dropped off at the bus stop or are walking to school with friends.
“It’s important to educate children on stranger danger and tell them not to talk to strangers if approached.”
Detective Sergeant Jacobs said people should try to take note of registration numbers of suspicious vehicles. “Often people remember the make and colour of the car but not the registration,” he said.
Detective Sergeant Jacobs said investigations into the incident in Golden Square were still ongoing.
“We are looking at a number of avenues of inquiries,” he said.
Police are still seeking more information. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au