Police pleased with strong response to 'brazen' attack
UPDATE 1PM: Police investigating an alleged indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy at a supermarket are pleased with a public response to calls for information.
Sunshine Coast District Child Protection Investigation Unit officer-in-charge Phil Hurst said there was lots of information coming in through Crime Stoppers.
"We've got a good public response," Detective Senior Sergeant Hurst said.
The boy was allegedly inappropriately touched by a man in an aisle of the IGA X-press in Buderim about 10.30am on January 21.
The man is described to be in his late 60s or early 70s, Caucasian, about 168cm tall, wearing glasses as well as an orange shirt and grey shorts.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
EARLIER: Police have described the actions of a man alleged to have indecently assaulted a 13-year-old boy in a Buderim supermarket in broad daylight last week as brazen.
CCTV footage is believed to have captured the incident, although police were unwilling to release the video yesterday. A photo taken from the footage shows the man police are seeking in relation to the incident.
He appears to be in his late-60s or early-70s, Caucasian, about 168cm tall, wearing glasses, an orange shirt and grey shorts and was believed to be shopping with an elderly woman at the time.
The incident is alleged to have taken place about 10.30am on Thursday, January 21, at the IGA X-Press supermarket on Main St, Buderim, when the boy reported being inappropriately touched in an aisle of the supermarket.
Supermarket management said they'd been unaware of the incident until detectives had turned up, but had provided the CCTV footage to assist with the police inquiries.
Sunshine Coast Child Protection Investigation Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Phil Hurst called for public assistance in identifying the man.
"I would call it a fairly brazen incident," Det Snr Sgt Hurst said.
"The assault matter that we're investigating is such a nature that there would be a concern that he poses a greater risk to the community.
"So obviously we are concerned to identify this person as quickly as we possibly can and speak to them in relation to the matter."
Det Snr Sgt Hurst said such an assault of this nature would be a concern many parents.