Police fear that without the help of a passing motorist an assault in Aitkenvalcould have been a lot worse.
A woman was assaulted around 8:30pm on Sunday along Alfred Street.
The offender was trying to take a woman's mobile phone.
A passing motorists was quick to intervene and scare the man off.
The motorist performed a U-turn before scaring the young indigenous man off from the scene.
Police investigations are continuing today.
Anytime you would like to report a non-urgent crime or incident, or for general police enquiries, phone Policelink on 131 444.
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