ALERT: Ride-by groper targets woman walking in public

A WOMAN was touched inappropriately by a man on a pushbike while walking in a public area of Hervey Bay.

The 60-year-old woman was walking along a path on Taylor St behind Woolworths when a man on a bike reached out and grabbed her right breast while he passed.

The woman had moved to the far side of the path when the cyclist came towards her.

After grabbing her inappropriately he kept riding, looking back at her when she yelled out.

He was last seen riding towards Big W on Hunter St.

The incident happened at 4.30pm on Thursday.

Police have no description of the man at this stage.

Anyone with information that may assist police are being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.