Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a child in Narara in May are also investigating reports that a man attempted to abduct a young woman in Narara on Sunday, June 4.
Strike Force Garawan was established by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad, and assisted by Brisbane Water Local Area Command and the Child Abuse Squad, to investigate the sexual and indecent assault of a 12-year-old girl at Narara on Monday, May 15.
Local police contacted Strike Force Garawan investigators to assist after an 18-year-old woman reported a man attempted to abduct her near Narara Railway Station.
Police have been told the woman got off a train just before 4:30pm and walked along Narara Valley Dve and into the laneway leading to Koninderie Pde, when she was approached from behind by an unknown man who grabbed her around the neck.
The woman told police she kicked back at the man, breaking free from his grip, and ran toward Koninderie Pde calling out for help.
She contacted Triple Zero after seeing the man walk away toward Narara Valley Dve.
Police attended the location and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.
As the investigation continues, strike force detectives are appealing to the community for assistance in identifying a man they believe can assist with their inquiries.
The man is described as being aged in his mid-20s, about 175cm tall, with a chubby build, ginger/blond hair, and blue eyes.
At the time, he was wearing a grey hooded jumper, long camouflage pants, and heavy black boots.
He also had a loose covering over his face that exposed his eyes and nose.
Based on the information at hand, investigators believe the incident is linked to the assault in May.
Police are urging the local community to be vigilant with their safety, and encourage parents to talk to their children about ‘Safe People, Safe Places’.
Media release, Jun 5
NSW Police Media