Police seek information after female truck driver assaulted at Wollongong

Police are appealing for information from the public as they investigate the assault of a female truck driver in the state’s Illawarra yesterday.

About 4.30am (Tuesday 9 August 2022), a Pantech truck was parked on the side of Appin Road, near the Cataract Dam turn off, when the driver – a woman aged 21 – was confronted by a man riding a bicycle, who reached through the open window and pulled her hair.

The driver – who was not injured – drove away and contacted officers attached to Wollongong Police District, who have commenced inquiries into the incident.

The man has been described as aged in last 30s or 40s, with a tan complexion and moustache, about 175cm tall and wearing a dark-coloured beanie, hooded jumper and pants.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information, including witnesses or motorists with dashcam vision of the incident – to call Wollongong Police on (02) 42267899 or 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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