Manhunt After 16 Year Old Teen Assaulted In Brisbane Bushes
A teenage girl has been dragged into bushes and assaulted in Brisbane's northwest, police say.
The 16-year-old was walking along Kittabilla Street in Chermside West, near the intersection with Craigslea Street, when a man walked up beside her and put his hand over her mouth at around midday on Wednesday.
Police say the man then pulled her into nearby bushes but she kicked him and managed to break free.
Update 1 – Comfit released in Chermside West serious assault of 16yo girl. Do you recognise this man? Police are investigating after a girl was dragged into bushes in Kittabilla St, nr i/section with Craigslea St around 12.15pm today. More info: https://t.co/tdHC8Df52L pic.twitter.com/9I8nDb8R8U— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 23, 2019
The man, last seen running down Buran Street, is described as Caucasian, possibly aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 185cm tall with a "proportionate" build and facial stubble.
He was wearing a black cap, black sunglasses with orange reflector lenses, a white T-shirt and black shorts.
"The girl fortunately was not physically injured however was naturally distraught by the incident," Queensland Police said in a statement.
Appeal for information, West Chermside Assault: A 16yo girl was dragged into bushes & assaulted at Chermside West around 12.15pm today. The girl was walking down Kittabilla St, near the intersection with Craigslea St when a man grabbed her. More info: https://t.co/pR6yRaToJw pic.twitter.com/hFoCvVbJxL— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 23, 2019
Police are appealing for anyone with information about suspicious behaviour in the area, motorists who may have passed the incident and CCTV from local home owners.