Sex Assault Squad detectives investigating Wireless Hill sexual assault release identikit image of attacker

An identikit image of the man police are looking for.
An identikit image of the man police are looking for.

A SEXUAL assault at Wireless Hill Park in Ardross on Monday afternoon was not premeditated, police believe.

A woman in her 20s was exercising at the park about 2pm when a man tried to engage her.

“It’s been reported to us (the male suspect) approached her, greeted her verbally (and) when she’s ignored him and continued to walk past him, he’s then grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the ground,” Detective Senior Constable Brock Tucker said.

Police said the woman screamed, startling the suspect.

She then made her way back to work before alerting authorities.

With nothing stolen from the victim, Snr Con Tucker believed the crime was one of opportunity.

“It wasn’t an attack that went on for a long time, which again makes me think it more of a chance than anything else,” he said.

“But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if it goes for a short time or a long time, it’s a horrible thing to happen and another reason we’re treating it how we are.

“We definitely want to ID this person and put him before the courts as quickly as we possibly can.”

Snr Con Tucker said the man, who fled towards Canning Highway, was riding an older-style mountain bike that was dark in colour.

The woman described her attacker as being between 38 and 45-years-old, about 180cm tall, with a solid build, tanned/olive skin, dark short hair and no facial hair.

He was wearing black Lycra cycling shirt and shorts, a black cycling helmet and sunglasses.

The woman’s description helped police produce an identikit image of the man they are looking for but Sen Const Tucker urged other people who may have seen a man matching the description in the area to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online.