Cooks Beach indecent assault: Police receiving good support
Cooks Beach indecent assault update; Police receiving good
support from local and wider community
COOKS BEACH INDECENCY release 2
investigating an indecent assault of a young girl at a small
Coromandel coastal settlement say they are receiving good
cooperation from the local and wider community as they
continue to seek the offender.
District Crime Manager,
Detective Inspector Chris Page said the investigation team
had been helped by locals and visitors alike as they
conducted their enquiries at Cooks Beach yesterday.
"Police were called to Cooks Beach at about 7.30 pm on
Saturday after a man exposed himself and indecently
assaulted a five-year-old girl while she was walking with a
seven-year-old cousin a short distance in front of family
members on their way back from the beach.
"Members of the
family and the public intervened and the man ran off, chased
by a member of the public."
Mr Page said the naked man
was not able to be caught and initial reports suggest he
escaped in a silver hatchback car with slightly tinted
windows at the back and this vehicle appeared to be about 10
The offender was described as:
shaven Caucasian male who has dark hair and was carrying a
red and yellow towel.
"To date we have not had an updated
description of the offender or the vehicle provided that we
can provide the public with."
As enquiries continue into
this brazen attack Mr Page said it was important that anyone
else who was the victim of similar types of behaviour or who
witnessed such activity contacts Police.
"If you have
information, please contact Detective Gavin Hall at the
Whitianga Police Station on 07 858 6200, or through your
nearest Police Station."
Alternatively information can be
left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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