Detectives release CCTV as inquiries continue into indecent assaults, NSW

Detectives investigating a series of indecent assaults in Sydney’s north have released CCTV of a man they believe can assist their inquiries, NSW Police say.

Earlier this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Nerada to investigate a number of indecent assaults throughout the northern suburbs of Sydney between 2014 and 2015.

The investigation includes two incidents which occurred in 2014 that investigators believe are linked.

In the first incident, an 18-year-old woman was indecently assaulted by an unknown man on Lindfield Avenue, Lindfield, about 1.45am on Sunday 18 May 2014.

Another man came to the woman’s aid, and the unknown man ran from the location.

In the second incident, a 30-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by an unknown man just after she got off a bus on the Pacific Highway, Killara, about 3.25am on Saturday 22 November 2014.

The unknown man pushed the woman to the ground and indecently assaulted her, but ran off after she screamed for help.

Both incidents were reported to local police and the investigations later referred to Strike Force Nerada.

As their inquiries continue, strike force detectives have released CCTV of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man is depicted as being of Asian appearance, with a slim build, and short black hair.

He is wearing a grey hooded jumper with a dark-coloured t-shirt underneath, stone-coloured cargo shorts, black sneakers with white socks, and carrying a grey supermarket-style plastic bag.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Nerada investigators to call Crime Stoppers.

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length.