Man on bike assaults women at Yerrabi Ponds

A MAN on an old-looking mountain bike has repeatedly approached women around Yerrabi Ponds, Gungahlin, in the last two weeks and has indecently assaulted them. 

The first incident occurred around 6pm on Thursday, June 1, when the man came up to a 17-year-old woman on his bike. The woman was walking along the pedestrian path adjacent to Mirrabei Drive when he indecently assaulted her.

Days later it occurred again on Monday, June 5. The man who was again on an old-looking mountain bike rode past a woman near the East Island walkway bridge and committed an indecent assault.

A third indecent assault occurred that same day when the man approached a woman who was jogging along the pedestrian path adjacent to Mirrabei Drive and asked an inappropriate question.

Police suspect that other incidents may have occurred and have not been reported to police.

All three victims described the same offender.  The offender can be described as Caucasian, aged in his late teens to twenties, with a thin to medium build and untidy hair that goes around his face to his chin. He also spoke with a European accent, possibly French.

At the time of the offences, the man was wearing a dark coloured “hoodie” with pockets at the fronts near the waist, dark blue jeans and a black beanie.

The male has been seen either wearing a red helmet, or the “hoodie” over his head.

Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au/.

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