Appeal after reported indecent act – Gladesville

PLEASE NOTE: An image of a man police wish to speak to has been uploaded to NSWPF social media pages

Police have released an image of a man and are appealing for information as investigations continue into reports of an indecent act on a bus last year.

About 12.20am on Saturday 16 October 2021, a 25-year-old woman boarded a bus on Thomas Street, Chippendale, travelling in the direction of Ryde.

Shortly into the bus trip, the woman observed an unknown man – seated behind her – perform an indecent act.

The woman alerted the bus driver before the male exited the bus on Victoria Road, Huntleys Point, and fled the scene in a northerly direction.

Officers attached to Ryde Police Area Command attended the bus depot on Buffalo Street and spoke to the woman and bus driver, commencing an investigation into the incident.

As part of ongoing inquiries, police have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist their investigation.

The man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, with light brown hair. He is shown wearing a white t-shirt with a blue button up shirt, jeans and a face covering.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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