Police have released an image of a vehicle as they continue to investigate the alleged sexual assault of a woman in the state’s Lake Illawarra region earlier this month.
Just before 7pm on Tuesday 1 November 2022 – Melbourne Cup Day – emergency services were called to a shopping complex on Cove Boulevard, Shell Cove, following reports a woman had been sexually assaulted.
A crime scene was established by officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District and forensically examined.
Detectives have since established Strike Force Onix to further investigate the circumstances of the incident.
As inquiries continue, detectives have released a CCTV image of a vehicle of interest to the investigation.
The vehicle – a blue Toyota Landcruiser – has been modified to include a flat rack and sun awning on its roof, and has black wheels including a spare on its rear door.
Police have also released a description of a man they wish to speak to.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a large build, has tattooed forearms, and was wearing a black t-shirt and grey shorts.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Lake Illawarra Police on 4232 5599 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.