WATCH | Police release vision of would-be sex attacker

SYDNEY POLICE have ramped-up their search for a sexual predator who tried to attack a woman in Petersham.

Vision has been released (see below) of the suspect walking along a dark street around the time of the incident, which happened near the corner of Terminus and Crystal Streets, around 1.30am on Thursday.

Police say the 28-year-old woman was approached by the man, who then forced himself onto her and attempted to sexually assault her.


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The woman pushed him away, and the pair ran away on Crystal Street in opposite directions.

Shortly after, the man drove past the woman on Crystal Street, and tried to speak to her before driving away.

The man is described as being of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance with an olive complexion, aged in his 20s, with a slim build, and a beard.

He is depicted wearing a black polo shirt with a red collar, red vertical stripes on the sides, and a crest on the right breast, as well as cuffed tracksuit pants, a backwards dark trucker hat, and bright red New Balance joggers with a white ‘N’ on the sides.

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