Police are appealing for public assistance after a number of women were indecently assaulted at Bossley Park this week, NSW Police say.
Just after 8.30pm yesterday, a 46-year-old woman was walking along Carlyle Street when she was approached by a man.
The man followed the woman before he indecently assaulted her and attempted to steal her handbag. She managed to break free and the man fled.
Police were alerted and officers from Fairfield Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.
Investigators believe the same man is responsible for a number of similar incidents in the area in recent days.
From Saturday 19 August 2017, three females – aged 60, 45 and 25 – were indecently assaulted by a man on nearby streets at Bossley Park. One woman was also robbed.
In each incident the man has been described as being of Asian or Pacific Islander / Maori appearance, aged in his early 20s, approximately 175cm tall, with a slim build and dark hair.
As the investigation continues, police are appealing for anyone who might have been a victim or a witness to a similar incident to come forward.
In particular police would like to speak with a number of witnesses who came to the aid of the 46-year-old woman yesterday.
While police have increased regular patrols of the area, members of the public are urged to take care and remain vigilant, and to report any suspicious behaviour.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.