New images could catch muzzle man

Police are searching for this man.

 Police hope CCTV images will help to identify the man who placed his hand over a woman’s mouth as she crossed a Springvale street.

The Journal reported last week that the 24-year-old victim was on her way to work about 9.20am on Monday 11 June when the stranger approached her at a pedestrian crossing on Springvale Road, outside the Commonwealth Bank.

He placed his hand over her mouth, she screamed and ran away, and he walked off in the opposite direction.

“There were no demands made, no threats made and no injuries,” Greater Dandenong CIU Detective Senior Constable Antonio Meleisea said.

Nothing was stolen during the altercation.

The man was described as Indian in appearance and aged in his late thirties or forties with a medium build and black hair.

He was wearing a black zip-up jacket, black jeans and a backpack.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.