Police have released a computer-generated image of a man after a young girl was approached in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday.
The 12-year-old was walking her dog on Polwarth Drive when she was allegedly approached by the man around 7.45pm.
“The man started to follow her down the street and repeatedly tried to initiate contact with the girl,” NSW Police said in a statement.
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“The girl managed to get away near the intersection of Hampshire Close and Pearce Drive and reported the incident to her parents when she returned home.”
Police are now hoping to speak with a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance with a tanned complexion, aged between 20 and 30, fit build, short brown hair with a beard and had a high-pitched and scratchy voice.
The man was wearing a black cap, sunglasses with yellow/orange reflective lenses, red singlet shirt, black shorts and black shoes with an orange sole.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.