“A report of this nature is incredibly concerning and for that reason, this is being treated as a priority investigation by Geraldton detectives,” he said.
“We will be conducting extensive patrols throughout the local area looking for anyone or anything that can assist us in this investigation.”
Inspector Hooper urged the community to remain vigilant when leaving their homes and contact local police if they saw anything suspicious.
“We will have proactive patrols in the vicinity to respond,” he said.
A team of specialist detectives has been flown to Geraldton from Perth to assist local officers with the investigation.