ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent act which occurred this morning in Tuggeranong (Tuesday, May 13).
About 7.50am, a 17-year-old girl was walking along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong, between Bartlett Place and Cowlishaw Street, when she was grabbed by an unknown man. The girl was thrown to the ground however, was able to escape after kicking the man in the groin.
The man is described as aged in his 50s, olive skinned, possibly of Mediterranean appearance , balding with hair colour of grey to white , and of overweight appearance. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, blue jeans and white runners.
Police are urging anyone with information who can assist in identifying the man, or anyone who saw someone answering to this description or saw suspicious activity around Lake Tuggeranong this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing media release)