A nine-year-old girl playing in the park adjacent to the Araluen arts centre was the victim of an alleged aggravated assault at about 4pm yesterday.
She was riding a bike when two men dragged her into nearby bushes, police say.
The girl managed to yell out and the men fled. They were last seen running down a laneway near Beechcraft Court.
“The girl returned to safety,” police say.
They are asking a woman to come forward who was walking a small dog in Frank McEllister Park (pictured) and who may have witnessed the incident, Detective Leith Phillips says.
– From a police media release.
Descriptions of the two suspects are still sketchy but police disclosed this afternoon that the two men were of “Indigenous appearance” and one was wearing a dirty white shirt.