Perth man arrested over attempted child stealing incidents

A 19-year-old Perth man has been arrested by police after he allegedly approached a number of children under 13 and tried to entice them into his car.

On September 21 between 2.40pm and 3pm, the Ellenbrook man approached a number of children on three separate occasions as they were walking home from school.

He then attempted to get them to enter his grey Toyota Camry.

None of the children went with the man, and the incidents were reported to police.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad are now investigating further, after the man was taken into custody after being arrested at an address in Ellenbrook.

He has been charged with three counts of breaching protective bail conditions and will next appear before the Midland Magistrates Court on October 7.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives have urged anyone with information or who saw a man driving in Ellenbrook or The Vines, specifically near Stanbury Crescent and Delapre Drive, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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