Police appeal after boy allegedly stalked

Police appeal after boy allegedly stalked
Brendan Rees

Police are on the hunt for a man after a boy was targeted in an alleged stalking incident in Southbank on July 11.

Investigators have been told an 11-year-old boy was walking near Freshwater Place about 6pm when he was approached by an unknown man.

“The man asked the victim a number of inappropriate questions before following the victim along City Rd and asking further questions,” a police spokesperson said.

“The victim called a family member and the man walked off along Southbank Boulevard.”

The man is described as Caucasian, 195cm tall, 55 to 65 years old, 90kg, grey/white hair and with a gut.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black cap, grey jumper, blue jeans, and possibly fingerless gloves.

Detectives have released CCTV and images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au

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