Kids approached by 'super creepy' man in Sydney park

·News Reporter
·2-min read

Police are investigating after several kids were allegedly approached by a stranger in Sydney's Northern Beaches, with some reportedly being offered $20 "to come with him".

On Tuesday morning, two teenage girls were sitting outside a shopping centre on Glen Street, Belrose, in Sydney's north, when they were approached by a man who offered them money to follow him, NSW Police said.

Just two days later, one of the teen girls was with a friend outside the shopping centre when she spotted the same man and confronted him, officers said.

The man reportedly followed the girls to nearby Lionel Watts Reserve, where a group of kids were able to scare him off, filming him as he ran away.

Man being chased off by girl in Sydney park (left) man wearing black allegedly approached kids in Sydney park (right)
The man allegedly approached several kids and offered them $20 if they followed him. Source: 7News

The alleged incident occurred in "broad daylight," according to 7NEWS.

"The man reportedly followed the girls to a nearby park where he approached three teenage boys playing soccer and spoke to them," NSW Police said.

"He then again approached the young girls playing nearby before running off when confronted by the teens."

'$20 to come with him'

Michelle, whose son was in the park at the time, praised the kids' quick thinking as they whipped out their phones to film the stranger as they continued to call him out.

"$20 to come with him because he had a surprise," Michelle told the publication.

"Thankfully the kids were savvy enough to know that that was not okay. It's super creepy"

Footage of the incident shows multiple kids chasing after the man, dressed in black with a backpack, with one girl heard yelling "that's him, that's him".

NSW Police said an investigation is underway and have released details about a man they believe can help with inquiries.

He is described as being of Asian appearance, aged between late 20s to 30s, with a medium build and short black hair.

He was wearing a black puffer jacket, navy-blue shirt and long black pants and light coloured shoes at the time.

Police urge anyone with information to come forward.

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