Young boy told to ‘get in the car’ in terrifying child approach

Police are investigating after a child was told to ‘get into the car’ in a terrifying attempted abduction in the Shoalhaven area.

About 3.40pm yesterday, Tuesday 17 November 2015, a nine-year-old boy got off his school bus in Watts Road, Callala Beach.

The boy walked to his home, which is also located in Watts Road, near Lewis Street.


The child has told police when he reached his house, a white Toyota LandCruiser four wheel drive stopped at the driveway, facing west.

Police have been told there were two males in the car, and the driver told the boy to get into the vehicle.

The child ran into the back yard of his house and climbed onto the roof, where he stayed until his mother arrived home about five minutes later.

By then, the vehicle had driven away.

Police were contacted and attended the premises.

Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command are now conducting investigations, and appealing for information from the public about two men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The first man, the driver, has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 20 years of age, and with a solid build and grey facial hair. Police have been told this man was wearing a black cap, sunglasses, a black bandanna over his mouth, and a blue singlet. It’s been reported he had tattoos down both arms.

The second man, the passenger, is described as being about 28 years old, with a solid build, dark complexion, and a black Mohawk. This man was reportedly wearing a white singlet.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw a white Toyota LandCruiser in the area at the time of the incident. It’s been reported the vehicle has visible rust above the rear offside wheel guard, tinted windows, black roof racks, and yellow number plates.