10yo boy left terrified after man grabs bike in frightening child approach

A YOUNG boy has been left terrified after a man grabbed his bike in a frightening child approach incident in West Tamworth.

Between 4:30pm and 5pm Thursday 3 September, a 10-year-old boy was riding his bike along Stewart Avenue, when an unknown man engaged him and started a conversation.

They continued the conversation until the man attempted to grab the child’s bike.


There was a brief struggle until the 10-year-old managed to break free and rode away from the man.

Officers attached to Oxley Local Area Command were contacted and commenced an investigation.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander appearance, in his 50’s with a skinny build and missing two front teeth.

He was seen wearing a black hooded jumper, long pants, brown/black coloured backpack and a hat.