Detectives in Aldershot are appealing for information and witnesses after an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man as she was walking home.
The girl was walking along North Lane, near the junction with Woodland Walk at about 9.15pm on Wednesday, August 15, when a man in a dark-blue BMW car pulled up beside her and asked her to get in the car and help him look for a lost cat. He also offered to give her money if she helped him.
The girl walked away and continued her journey home and met her mum on the way. The girl's mum spoke to the man in the car who said it was a misunderstanding, before driving off.
The man is described as Asian, aged about 30 and of a medium build. He had short black hair and was wearing a dark-blue polo shirt, black trousers, brown sandals and a gold chain.
Detective Constable Mark Ogburn said: "We are carrying out extensive enquiries to try and find out who this man is. Did you see a blue BMW car in the North Lane area at the time of this incident? Do you know who this man could be?
"Fortunately this young girl had the sense not to engage with this man and was able to meet her mother and explain what had happened. However, I would urge parents to ensure their children stay in groups if walking home late at night and to report any suspicious behaviour to police immediately.
"Officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area and if you have any concerns you can contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team on 101."
RMS Number: 44120319632