Beware of boy pretending to sell chocolates

HE MAY look young and innocent, but Bundaberg Police are warning members of the public about a young boy pretending to sell chocolates throughout the Bundaberg region.

Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant Andrew Self said the boy was using the pretence of selling chocolates to get himself invited into people's homes before stealing anything of value.

"Police are warning members of the public about a young male who will approach people in the street and/or knock on their front door and offer to sell chocolates," he said.

"If invited in to the people's houses, the child offender will then steal anything of opportunity.Wallets, handbags, cash or any other item of opportunity.

"Members of the public, particularly the elderly, are cautioned in respect to letting anyone unknown into their house and be aware of anyone young selling chocolates."

Det Sgt Self said the offender was described as about 140cm tall, small build, brown hair, with a buzz haircut and aged about 10-12-years-old.

"He's on a bike and by himself," he said.

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