Beware of CQ beach stalker
By FRAZER PEARCE
A SEXUAL predator could be targeting the region's beaches.
Police yesterday warned the same man could be responsible for recent attacks near Yeppoon and Gladstone.
Acting regional crime co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Graham Richards said the Comfit images provided by victims of the separate attacks were remarkably similar.
He issued a region-wide alert, saying the man may be targetting beaches across Central Queensland.
He said he noticed the Comfit similarities when he saw the Comfit of the Canoe Point flasher in The Morning Bulletin on Thursday and compared it to the one provided by the victim of a November 13 sex attack at Farnborough Beach.
He has alerted Yeppoon and Gladstone police to investigate the possible link.
"People should be vigilant and report any person fitting this description. This sexual predator could be on the move.''
On October 29 a man, dubbed the Canoe Point flasher, approached a 25-year-old female on Sheoak Bay Beach, Tannum Sands, about 8.30am where he ran at the woman and discarded his sarong, exposing himself.
On November 13 a man approached a woman on Farnborough Beach, Yeppoon, about 10am. He knocked her to the ground and sexually attacked her before escaping through a sand dune near beach access 11. The offenders are both described as being caucasian, about 50 years, 178cm, tanned complexion and slim build.