DETECTIVES are searching for a middle-aged man who was allegedly seen committing an act of indecency towards a group of young girls at a beach near Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.
Police said the girls aged 12 and 13 were sitting on Corindi Beach around 12.30pm when a man came and sat next to them and committed the indecent act.
The girls left and reported the matter to police who conducted a patrol of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
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Police are now appealing for information to help locate the man, described as being aged in his 40s or 50s, about 170cm tall and with a solid build.
He is further described as having short hair, facial stubble and a tanned complexion.
As investigations continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.