Do you know this man?
NSW Police are appealing for public assistance after two women were inappropriately touched while walking home in Sydney’s north-west.
In the first incident, a 35-year-old woman had left a train at West Ryde about 12.50am on Saturday 20 May 2023 and was walking along Falconer Street when she noticed a man in a silver Mazda sedan following her. As she approached Hermitage Lane, the man left the car and inappropriately touched the woman, before returning to his vehicle and driving towards Parks Street, West Ryde.
In the second incident, a 28-year-old woman left a train at West Ryde about 1.20am on Sunday 28 May 2023 and was walking on Forster Street, when she felt someone touch her inappropriately. She turned and found a man nearby performing a sexual act. She yelled at him and ran into a building while the man ran to a silver Mazda sedan and drove away along Ryedale Road. Neither woman was injured but were shaken by the incidents.
Investigators believe the incidents are linked and have released a description of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries. The man is described as being of Indian/Sub-Continental appearance, aged 20 to 30, with a medium build, short black hair and a short beard.
At the time he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and white shoes, and was seen driving a silver Mazda sedan with yellow and black NSW number plates. Anyone who recognises the man, has dashcam footage or has information which might assist police is asked to call 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.