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Suspicious activity, Gympie area

Police are investigating three reported incidents of suspicious activity involving a man and a small white vehicle that have occurred in the Gympie area in recent days.

The first incident occurred on the afternoon of the February 23, in Myall Street, Gympie.

Around 4.20pm a young girl observed a small white hatchback vehicle parked on the opposite side of the road with a male occupant. The man has called for the girl to come to the vehicle at which point the girl has run and the vehicle has driven off.

The second incident has taken place at around 10.30pm on February 27, in Cooloola Drive, Rainbow Beach when a young woman has left her workplace and commenced walking home. She has observed an older style small white hatchback vehicle begin to follow her at a slow speed.

The woman has continued to walk into Turana Street and the vehicle has continued to follow behind her. She has contacted a friend on the phone to come and meet her. When she has met up with her friend the suspicious vehicle has then been seen to drive off. The woman believes that the car was occupied by one male person.

The third incident occurred in O’Connell Street, Gympie at about 9.20am today (March 4). A young girl walking to school has reported that she was approached by a man in a white car who has asked if she needed a lift and tried to engage her in conversation. The girl has replied to the man briefly before running from the area. The car was then seen to drive off.

In this incident the girl has described the man as Caucasian, in his sixties and wearing a fluoro-yellow shirt. The girl has also stated that she believed the car may have been a station wagon.

Police are asking for any members of the public who may have observed any similar suspicious activity in the Gympie area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

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