Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a young woman was approached by a man who tried to sexually assault her in Sydney’s south overnight.
The terrifying encounter occurred just after 10.20pm, when the 19-year-old was walking in an alleyway which links Willarong Road and Curtis Street at Caringbah.
Police said the woman fell to the ground after being grabbed from behind by a man. Whilst on the ground, the man then made attempts to sexually assault her.
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The woman was able to fight the man off and run away, however her handbag was left at the scene.
A crime scene has been established, with the attacker being described as dark skinned, 170-175cm tall, of a solid build, and he was wearing a grey jumper.
Police have identified a small number of witnesses, however are appealing for anyone else with information to come forward.