A 12-year-old Intermediate schoolgirl was approached by a man shortly after 4.00pm yesterday.
She was riding her pushbike along Tay Street, Mount Maunganui when she was approached by a man driving a small white motor vehicle.
Inappropriate comments were made by this man to the girl, in an attempt to entice her into his vehicle.
The girl did not engage in conversation with this man and rode off.
Mount Maunganui police is keen to hear from anyone who knows more about this incident or the man involved.
The man is described as Caucasian with brown coloured, 'scruffy' hair. He was unshaven and was not wearing a shirt.
His complexion was very pale.
His vehicle is described as white, old and small, dirty, generally in bad condition.
The vehicle was seen driving along Tay Street, toward Maunganui Road.
Police are seeking assistance from anyone who knows who this man is, or who may have seen this vehicle in the Tay Street/Oceanview Road area of Mount Maunganui around 4.00pm yesterday.