Manhunt underway after sexual assault and robbery attempt on the Gold Coast

Police are calling on public assistance to locate a man who sexually assaulted a woman in an attempted robbery in Varsity Lakes.

The alleged incident took place on Saturday night when the girl in her late teens was walking along Mattocks Road and saw a man arguing on his phone just after 8.00pm.

As she walked past, he attempted to grab the bag off her shoulder before touching her inappropriately.


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The girl was not physically injured during the incident and was able to run back in the direction she came from.

Police believe the man fled along Mattocks Road empty-handed.

So far, patrols have failed to locate the man, though a computer-generated image of the man has since been released.

He’s described as Caucasian with a proportionate build, around 30 years old, 180 centimetres tall and has blonde hair.

It’s understood he was wearing a black pull-over hoodie, dark grey tracksuit pants and orange shoes.

Anyone who recognises this man is urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

IMAGE | Supplied by QPS

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You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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