String of assaults spark search for man on South Coast 

Ian Bushnell 6 September 2018

Police are investigating a series of assaults on the NSW South Coast, one of which left a woman with suspected serious leg and pelvic fractures after being hit by a car.

Police said that about 4:45 pm on Wednesday (5 September) a man was involved in a domestic argument at a Catalina home with a woman who was known to him. The woman was assaulted and her handbag stolen during the fight.

A short time later, a unit at Surf Beach Avenue, Surf Beach was broken into and the male occupant was assaulted. A 60-year-old woman who lived in a nearby unit tried to intervene as the man was driving off in a vehicle believed to be stolen but she was hit by the car and left with suspected leg and pelvic fractures. A bystander came to the woman’s aid.

The man drove away from the area. He was last seen in Tasman Street at Surf Beach after the allegedly stolen car hit a gutter.

Police from South Coast Police District are treating the incidents as linked and want to speak with a man who might be able to help with inquiries.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 165-170cm tall, with an olive complexion, black hair and brown eyes. The man has been known to frequent Mogo, Surf Beach and Batemans Bay.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

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