A teenage girl has been followed, kissed and punched by a knife-wielding man after getting off a bus in Melbourne’s south east.
Police have released an image of the man, who they also believe assaulted a second teenage girl last week on the same bus line, the next day.
In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl got off the 893 bus at Waverley Park Drive, Cranbourne North, about 6pm last Tuesday.
A man waiting at the stop began following her, before grabbing her and kissing her.
The victim fought back and the man verbally abused her before producing a knife and punching her.
She sustained minor scratches and he fled.
The next day, a girl, 17, was waiting at a bus stop on the Princes Highway near Harmer Road, Hallam about 2.30pm.
A man crossed the road towards the bus stop and began shouting abuse at the victim and her friends.
He grabbed the victim and pushed her into a bus stop before abruptly leaving.
She sustained minor bruising and the man left on foot.
He is perceived as Caucasian, aged 40 to 50 and unshaven. He wore black pants, a grey top and black cap during the second incident and was carrying a black backpack.
Police also want to speak to a woman with a pram, who helped the first victim.