Police hunt man accused of indecently assaulting child in shopping centre

POLICE are searching for a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a child in a shop at Yamba, in northern NSW.

The 11-year-old girl was allegedly targeted at a shopping centre on Treelands Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the child was in a discount store when she was approached by a man around 2.30pm.


The man allegedly struck up a conversation with the child before indecently assaulting her.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, around 160-165cm tall and aged between 40 and 60.

He is described as having a large build, grey facial hair and a big nose, and was wearing a blue and white check button-up shirt, tan-coloured knee-length shorts and dark thongs.

Police said the man was carrying a red shopping basket and shopping bags from other stores.

Anyone who believes they may know the man or may have information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.