WARRNAMBOOL police are seeking information from the public about a red utility linked to suspicious behaviour directed towards a 10-year-old girl at Nullawarre.
Sergeant Chris Asenjo, of the Warrnambool Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Team, said it had been reported to police that a 10-year-old Nullawarre girl had been spoken to by a man driving a shiny red dual cab utility at 3.30pm on Tuesday this week.
He said the girl was walking down the driveway of a rural property at Nullawarre when the driver tooted his horn and called out to her to come down and get into the ute.
"The young girl quickly ran to her house a short distance away and told her parents," he said.
"A short time later, at about 4.20pm, a 15-year-old girl noticed a vehicle which matched the same description drive slowly past her on the Cobden-Warrnambool Road at Naringal.
The driver never stopped and there was no attempt to engage the girl in conversation."
Sergeant Asenjo said police were investigating whether there was a link between the incidents and a vehicle stolen from Warrnambool days earlier which matched the same description.
"Persons have been arrested with respect to the stolen vehicle," he said.
"Police are also looking at a number of other avenues of inquiry. We are aware there has been much discussion on social media in relation to the incidents and remind the community to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity to the police."
Sergeant Asenjo requested anyone with information contact Warrnambool pllice station or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.