Police investigating further reports of suspicious behaviour near schools

Police are investigating after receiving further reports of a Caucasian man driving a white van and acting suspiciously near a Hobart primary school.

Detective Inspector Craig Joel said the man was reportedly seen near two bus stops in South Hobart before school began this morning.

“While no children have been harmed or assaulted, this man offered children lollies, and his intentions are unclear.”

“The man is described as being about 70 years old and balding with white/grey hair.”

“We are again calling on community members to be vigilant, and to report any suspicious behaviour to police.”

“Parents and carers are urged to speak with their children about ‘stranger danger’ and personal safety measures.”

“Children should be encouraged to walk with adults or friends, be aware of their surroundings, and to report any suspicious behaviour to their school, parents or police.”

Any information can be provided to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania at crimestopperstas.com.au. In an emergency, call Triple-Zero (000).

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