Hunt for predator who 'sent creepy letters' to Melbourne women

A hunt is underway for a predator who stalked at least four women with ‘creepy’ letters and sexually explicit phone calls.

The man has anonymously handwritten about 12 inappropriate, 10-page letters to four victims working at different shops across Melbourne – including at Essendon in the west, Coburg in the north and Torquay on the Surf Coast.

Recently, the offender has been making inappropriate phone calls to female staff members at the same businesses, police said.

Detectives have released CCTV of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries as they investigate a series of inappropriate letters and phone calls made to four women across Melbourne. Source: Victoria Police

Detectives have released CCTV footage of the man walking to a pay phone in Airport West to make the most recent call on May 9 this year.

He is described as fit, Caucasian, aged between 40 and 60 years old with white hair.

“We are concerned that the individual isn’t ceasing his behaviour and there’s obviously quite a lot of anxiety in the victims,” Detective Senior Constable Paul Woods said.

“Victoria Police are very interested in identifying this individual to stop his behaviour as he obviously needs help, and also to provide some closure for the victims.”

CCTV footage shows the man walking to a pay phone in Airport West to make the most recent call, on May 9 this year. Source: Victoria Police

Officers say the stalking has persisted and they want to hear from any other victims.

Meanwhile those 10-page letters are being forensically analysed.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.