Young female nurse fights off attacker with a punch to the groin
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
An unsuspecting motorist with a dashboard camera might
provide detectives with a vital clue as they investigate an
attempted abduction in Sydney's north.
A nurse, 27, was walking home along Falcon Street at Crows
Nest on Wednesday night when a man grabbed her.
The North Shore Private Hospital nurse told police the man
put his hand over her mouth and tried to put her in the boot
of his grey or silver sedan.
She punched the man in the groin before he drove away up
She sought help from the nearby Caltex service station and
was treated in hospital for bruises, grazes and swelling.
Detectives are hoping motorists with dashcams that were in
the area between 10-11pm may be able to help with the
"These days many drivers, including motorcycle riders, have
dashcams on their vehicles," Harbourside police Detective
Inspector Michael Birley said on Friday.
"An unsuspecting motorist who was in the vicinity of the
Pacific Highway or Sophia Street on Wednesday night may have
captured footage of interest to our investigation."
Det Insp Birley said the nurse was still emotionally
traumatised from the terrifying attack.
Investigators are after a man described as of Middle Eastern
or Indian appearance, aged in his 30s, about 175cm tall with
a stocky build and short dark hair.
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