Man accused of caressing 11-year-old girl’s hair, rubbing her neck

POLICE are hunting a man who allegedly indecently assaulted an 11-year-old girl at a shopping centre in Sydney.

It’s alleged the man approached the child in the Rickard Road complex at Bankstown around four o’clock on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the child was with her family when the man started to caress her hair and rub her neck.


The girl immediately informed her mother who was nearby, police said, but the man ran away.

The family called police who launched an immediate investigation and reviewed CCTV footage of the incident.

Police initially released a CCTV image of the man believed to be responsible for the assault, however it has since been removed.


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