Man 'masquerading as model agent'
POLICE have released CCTV footage of a person of interest in their investigation into reports of schoolgirls being approached by a man posing as a modelling agent.
On the weekend, police received several separate calls from young girls who claimed a man masquerading as a modelling agent had asked them to pose for photos.
About noon Sunday, two girls, aged 13 and 14, phoned police after a man walked past them, turned and asked if they would do some modelling.
Just 20 minutes later, a 15-year-old girl was approached by a man in a nearby street and asked the same question.
The girl's mother, who was standing across the street, asked the man for a business card and he left.
Soon after, three 14-year-old girls were walking up the railway ramp at Woy Woy train station when a man offered the girls $50 to do some underwear modelling for a catalogue.
About 2pm, two more girls, aged 14 and 15, were walking towards Umina Beach when a man asked them to join him on the sand to pose for some photos.
As they got closer to the beach, the man asked one of the girls to go into the bushes with him.
The girls ran to the surf club and called for help.
Police believe the man is moving around.
He is described as middle-aged and tall with short blonde-brown hair and a large stomach.
Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.