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Thirlmere man charged with trying to lure child into his vehicle

A 41 year old Thirlmere man who allegedly tried to lure a 13 year old to his car and then exposed himself to her mother has been refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today to face a string of charges.

Police allege that around 7.40am yesterday morning a 13-year-old girl standing on Wilson Drive, Balmoral, waiting for her school bus was approached by a man who spoke with her.

When he reached out towards the child she moved away before boarding her school bus.

The child reported the incident to the bus driver who arranged for the police to be notified.

The child’s mother was near the area and was then approached by the man, who allegedly exposed himself to her and became abusive before driving away.

The child’s mother took a photo of the man’s vehicle and reported the incident to police.

Police conducted an extensive search for the vehicle.

About 9.40am the vehicle was sighted and stopped by Southern Region Highway Patrol on Westbourne Avenue, Thirlmere.

The man was arrested and taken to Narellan Police Station.

Following the man’s arrest police allegedly located a small quantity of crystal methylamphetamine [ice] and cannabis leaf) in his possession.

Enquiries on the man revealed his NSW driver’s licence was cancelled from June 19.

While in custody at Narellan Police Station, the man allegedly damaged a police cell.

The man has been charged with attempting to detain a person with intent to obtain advantage, two counts of intimidation, wilful and obscene exposure, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, driving without a licence and maliciously damaging property.

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