POLICE are hunting an alleged sex predator who allegedly bailed up a young woman and assaulted her in a brazen daylight attack outside a chemist at Palm Beach.
The terrifying encounter was captured on CCTV outside a pharmacy on Fifth Avenue on Saturday, November 11.
Police said the 24-year-old woman was sitting on a park bench, minding her own business when around 12.30pm a man described as being aged in his 50s walked up and sat next to her.
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The man can be seen on camera standing in the street, appearing to eye off the woman before making his move.
It’s alleged the man made a number of lewd comments towards the woman before grabbing her leg and sliding his hand up her skirt and into her groin area, all while bystanders walked past, oblivious to the attack.
The woman is seen on camera to pull away from the man before hurriedly walking away. See the video below.
Police have released the CCTV footage in the hope someone may be able to recognise the woman’s attacker.
He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged around 50, approximately 180cms tall, with a pale complexion, thin build and short, light coloured orange hair.
Poice say he was wearing dark blue shorts, a dark blue short sleeved shirt and thongs at the time.
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