Three young children were approached by a man in South Grafton on Friday.
Police are appealing for public assistance after the two boys aged 11 and 12, and a girl aged 10, were approached by the man about 3:20pm, while walking on Armidale Road.
The man, in a van spoke to the children and asked them to come inside the vehicle.
The children declined and ran away.
Officers from Coffs Clarence Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.
Police have released a description of a man and a vehicle they believe can assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 55 and 60, with grey/white balding hair, a goatee and was wearing a white singlet.
The vehicle is described as a white van with orange stripes down the sides.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.