‘Have you seen my dog?’ Chilling words of a masked man before he assaulted two primary school girls in a park
- Two primary school girls were approached in a Ballarat park on 17 March
- A man asked if they had seen his dog before assaulting the two young girls
- Police have released CCTV footage of a man they are looking to speak to
Detectives from the Ballarat Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team are appealing for public assistance following an incident at a Ballarat park earlier this month.
Investigators have been told two primary school aged girls were at the park the corner of Macarthur and Little Clyde streets on Wednesday, 17 March when they were approached by an unknown male just before 5.45pm.
The man asked the girls if they had seen his dog before assaulting the girls.
Police have released CCTV footage (pictured) of a man they are looking to speak to in relation to the incident
Police have undertaken a significant canvass of the area as part of the investigation and have now located CCTV footage of a man they are looking to speak to in relation to the incident.
He is described as possibly being in his 20s or 30s, with short brown hair.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a grey and black hooded jumper.
Despite a number of enquiries, police have been unable to identify the man and are appealing for public assistance to try and locate him.
Alternatively, they are asking the man shown in the footage to come forward and contact police himself.
Police have not received any reports of similar occurrences in the Ballarat area and at this time it appears to be an isolated incident.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
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