Police have released CCTV images and are appealing for public assistance, as they continue to investigate several incidents of women being indecently assaulted on Sydney’s public transport.
Operation Artemis is an ongoing strategy led by officers attached to the Police Transport Command to investigate and prevent assaults and acts of indecency on public transport.
Officers working under Operation Artemis are now appealing for the public’s help, and have released the images of men who may be able to assist extensive inquiries into three acts of indecency.
- About 6pm on Friday 17 August 2018, a 19-year-old woman was allegedly indecently assaulted by a man on a train travelling to Auburn from St James Railway Station.
The man police believe can assist inquiries is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 165cm tall, aged in his late 20s or early 30s. He is pictured with short dark hair and facial hair, wearing a grey hooded jacket, navy pants, bright blue shoes, and a navy backpack.
The 19-year-old woman took a photograph of the man after the alleged assault.
- About 1.50pm on Sunday 3 March 2019, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly indecently assaulted by a man while on a bus travelling from Parramatta to Baulkham Hills.
The man police believe can assist inquiries is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, aged in his late 20s. He is pictured with short dark hair and facial hair, wearing a short-sleeve navy collared shirt, blue jeans, and grey shoes.
- About 3.25pm on Thursday 30 May 2019, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly indecently assaulted by a man on a bus travelling from Blacktown to Glenwood.
The man police believe can assist inquiries is described as being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, with a medium build. He is pictured with medium-length dark hair, wearing a beige collared jumper, and dark pants.
Commander of the Police Transport Command North West Sector, Detective Superintendent Brad Monk, said the efforts behind Operation Artemis will continue investigating and preventing crime on public transport.
“It’s unacceptable that people going about their day-to-day lives on public transport are subject to such cowardly acts,” Supt Monk said.
“Operation Artemis is as much about preventing crime on public transport before it happens, as it is about investigating. Our officers are constantly patrolling and watching the public transport system, and make no apologies for getting in the face of people they believe are committing crimes.
“We remind the public who have been subject to assault on public transport that any information you provide to police will be treated with the strictest of confidence, and our inquiries will be extensive,” Supt Monk said.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.