A woman was indecently assaulted as she walked in Dunstable in the early hours of Sunday morning (January 13.
The 22-year-old was in Capron Road heading towards Olma Road at about 3.45am, when a man got out of a silver vehicle and asked her for directions to the nearest shop as he said he needed cigarettes.
The victim carried on walking but the man grabbed her and indecently assaulted her before she managed to struggle and get away.
The offender is described as being a 6ft male aged between 30-35, of Asian, Albanian or Turkish appearance, with a tanned complexion.
He has slicked-back black hair, big brown eyes, a large wrinkly forehead, thick black eyebrows and spoke with a foreign accent.
Det Con Jo Merry, investigating, said: “The young lady concerned managed to struggle free from this man and raise the
alarm but residents may have heard the commotion.
“I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything unusual in the area during the early hours of Sunday morning to come forward and help
with this investigation.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.