Hunt for sex pest with fang-like teeth
WOMEN are being warned to exercise in groups around the popular Bay Run in Sydney's inner west after three females were assaulted by a serial sex pest with fang-like teeth.
Detectives are trying to find a man they believe is responsible for at least three incidents over the past month near the seven kilometre track around Iron Cove.
NSW Police Inspector Ned Gligorevic says the man - who has "very prominent teeth" - approached the women and asked for sex before flashing them.
"They've all indicated he's approached them, then asked for sexual favours and then exposed himself," Insp Gligorevic told reporters today.
"He's grabbing his genitalia and then exposing himself."
The attacker is described as being in his mid-20s with cropped hair and brown eyes. He has an athletic build and a tattooed left arm - possibly a full sleeve tattoo.
But his teeth are his most distinguishing feature.
"The most important thing with this offender is that he has very prominent teeth, our victims have all indicated that," Insp Gligorevic said. "Apparently the incisors are sharp, so you're looking at a rather unique set of front teeth."
The most recent incident was on Saturday evening when a woman was indecently assaulted by a man walking his dog near the Glover Street sports ground at Lilyfield which adjoins the Bay Run.
A man riding a yellow bike also approached a woman on the running track on February 2 at Leichhardt before dumping the bike and fleeing, leaving the woman to seek help from a passer-by.
Two days earlier, a man exposed himself to a woman as she returned to her car on Glover Street after completing her run on January 31.
Police on Tuesday issued an image of a man who may be able to help with their investigation.
NSW Police believe there could be other victims who are yet to come forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.