Police seek serial groper in Onehunga

Police are appealing for reports of any suspicious people or activity in the Onehunga area. Photo / File
Police are appealing for reports of any suspicious people or activity in the Onehunga area. Photo / File

Police are looking for a serial groper after a series of indecent assaults in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga.

In the latest attack, a woman was assaulted on a walkway off State Ave at about 2.50pm on Sunday.

"The woman was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her with both hands and fondled various parts of her body," Detective Sergeant Dave Paea said.

"The incident only lasted a matter of seconds but any attack of this nature can be absolutely terrifying for those involved and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have either witnessed this or other similar offences in the area recently."

The alleged offender was last seen running back up the walkway to State Ave.

He is described as a slender, light-skinned male in his mid teens, about 1.6m to 1.7m tall.

He has short, light brown hair, possibly dyed a brassy yellow colour.

He was last seen wearing a light grey hoodie with the hood up, dark grey, knee-length boardie-style shorts, and bare feet.

Police say anyone who sees any suspicious people or activity in the Onehunga area should call 111.

People with information on the latest incident, or any similar incidents, can call Detective Constable Pat Whitiora on 021 192 1053 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

- NZ Herald

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