A woman was stripped naked behind some bushes by a man posing as an enforcement officer but escaped being raped when the man fled after hearing sounds of people nearby.
The man had abducted the 28-year-old woman and her sister from their car outside a supermarket on Sunday night.
The sisters had parked outside the supermarket when the man, identifying himself as an enforcement officer, suddenly got into the car and directed the woman to drive to a secluded area in Jalan Cecily here.
He then fondled and molested her and assaulted her when she tried to put up a struggle .
He dragged her out of the car towards some bushes and stripped her while the terrified sister was warned not to make any sound.
Just then, the man heard people walking near the car and he fled.
The woman has lodged a police report on the incident.
Sandakan police chief Asst Comm Rosli Mohd Isa confirmed the case.