Police release image of Kingscliff child assault suspect
POLICE have renewed appeals for assistance over break-ins and child assaults in Kingscliff, after releasing a computer-generated image of a man they wish to speak to.
Investigators wish to speak to a man described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, about 180cm to 185cm tall, with short dark hair and bushy eyebrows.
In the early hours of Wednesday, June 3, a man broke into two homes in Pearl St, Kingscliff, assaulting one boy, 15, and indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
The incident, where the boy was assaulted in his bedroom, took place about 12.30am.
The girl was allegedly indecently assaulted about 2am.
About 11.30pm the night before, a man was disturbed after breaking into a home on Lorien Way, and a short time later a man attempted to break into another home on the same street.
In all incidents, it is understood the man was disturbed by residents and fled.
Tweed/Byron LAC police have been investigating the incidents, which they have been treating as linked.
As investigations continue, members of the public have been urged to stay vigilant with their home security, keeping doors and windows locked and secured.