Man Gropes, Assaults Teen Girls, Woman: Cops

Investigators say all of the incidents happened Monday between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the area of Chelten Avenue and Green Street.

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    Police are searching for a suspect who they say harassed and tried to grope several people Monday morning, including teenagers. NBC10's Rosemary Connors has the story.

    Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect who they say groped and harassed several women, including teenagers.

    Investigators say all of the incidents happened Monday between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the area of Chelten Avenue and Green Street.

    Two of the incidents happened on the 5500 block of Greene Street, according to police. During one incident, a man allegedly approached a 23-year-old woman, grabbed her buttocks and then ran off.

    During the other alleged incident on Greene Street, a man allegedly grabbed the arm of a 13-year-old girl who was walking towards a bus stop. Police say the girl managed to break free and run to her father who was at the stop. The suspect once again ran off, according to investigators.

    Police say another incident happened on 68 West Chelten Avenue. During that incident, a 14-year-old girl was on a bus when she noticed a man staring at her, according to police. The man allegedly followed the girl off the bus, touched her leg and then ran off.

    Another incident happened on the 100 block of West Chelten, according to investigators. A man allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl who was waiting for a bus and then ran off.

    Finally, police say the suspect targeted a 16-year-old girl waiting for the bus on the 5700 block of Germantown. The man allegedly pushed the girl against a wall, kissed her neck and then ran off.

    Police believe the same man is responsible for all five incidents. He is described as a black male standing between 5-foot-8 and 6-feet, wearing dark clothing. He is wanted for indecent assault and harassment. If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call Philadelphia Police.