Woman grabbed in Traralgon

CENTRAL Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are releasing a digital image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident in Traralgon last week.

A woman was walking along a footpath at Whittakers Rd, near an underpass bridge, when she noticed she was being followed by a man with a large dog about 6.45pm on Thursday, October 8.

The male began talking to the woman but as she tried to continue on he grabbed her, made sexual advances and attempted to pull her towards a nearby park.

The woman managed to break free of the man’s grasp and run from the scene.

Detectives have released a digital composite image based on the description of a man they believe could assist with their enquiries.

He is believed to be aged in his 20s, was perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, of a thin build with bushy eyebrows and dark circles under his eyes.

He was wearing a black hooded jumper at the time of the incident.

The dog he was walking was described as a dark coloured Rottweiler.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.