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CCTV: man wanted over teen assaults

Police appeal for public help to identify a man who indecently assaulted a teenage girl in Sale Monday night and may be responsible for another similar attack.

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Two teenagers have escaped what police believe may be the same sex attacker during frightening ordeals in Gippsland earlier this month.

A police spokeswoman said the most recent attack occurred on Monday, after a 16-year-old girl got off a train at Sale railway station about 9.20pm.

Investigators believe a man, aged in his 20s, stalked the girl from the train station to a roundabout on Reeve and Macarthur streets.

An image of the man police would like to speak to.

An image of the man police would like to speak to. Photo: Supplied

He spoke to her briefly before following the teenager to a supermarket car park where he indecently assaulted her.

The man is believed to be of Indian appearance with a heavy accent, 165cm tall and slightly overweight with dark curly hair.

Police believe he could also be responsible for another attack which took place at the Gippsland Centre plaza on January 19.

During that incident, a 15-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in the plaza about 1pm.

Police have released a FACE image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

During the first attack, the attacker was wearing a maroon T-shirt, runners and long shorts and was carrying a small backpack.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au