A man hunt is under way after a terrified woman was allegedly grabbed and choked by a stranger with a belt in broad daylight.
The 27-year-old woman left Chester Hill Railway Station, in Sydney’s west, at 6.15pm on Thursday.
As she went to cross a road, a man allegedly looped a belt around her neck and choked her.
Police have released CCTV (above) of a man who was seen walking behind the woman
The woman allegedly turned and confronted the man who allegedly ran away.
The woman was unharmed and reported the alleged attack to police.
Officers have now released CCTV footage of a man who was seen walking behind her.
In the footage taken before the attack, a man can be seen following the woman closely behind while looking at his phone and carrying a shopping bag.
In the CCTV footage taken before the attack, a man can be seen following the woman closely behind while looking at his phone and carrying a shopping bag
Police said the man in the CCTV is of Indian appearance, aged in his 20s and between 170cm to 180cm tall with a medium build.
He was last seen wearing washed-out blue jeans, a black polo shirt and had short black hair.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.