POLICE from Canobolas Local Area Command are investigating the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Orange yesterday afternoon.
Police have been told a 20-year-old woman was at home with her eight-month-old baby girl about 3.30pm yesterday when a young man walked into her home in Summer Street.
The youth attempted to sexually assault the woman before she was punched then pushed through an open window.
He took cash from the premises then ran out the front door; he was last seen riding a bike east along Summer Street towards Coronation Drive.
The woman contacted police and was taken by paramedics to Orange Hospital where she was treated for bruising and shock.
The child wasn't touched during the attack.
Detectives are now appealing for public assistance to identify a young man they believe can assist with their investigation.
He is described as being 16 to 18-years-old, of Caucasian appearance, 160cm to 165cm tall, and at the time of the incident was wearing a green/blue (possibly aqua) hooded-jacket and a white skater-type helmet.
He may have been riding a black BMX-style bicycle.
Anyone with information about this person, or who has information about the incident, is urged to contact Orange Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.