Teen reportedly assaulting people in Boronia bushland

POLICE investigating two separate incidents of assault on women in Boronia Bushland Reserve over the past two days are appealing for public assistance.

Around 8.35am on Thursday, May 28 a 26-year-old woman was walking through the reserve towards Short Street when a male teenager walking towards her reached out and grabbed the woman. The youth knocked her to the ground, fell on top of her and struggled with the woman before running off when she called out for help.

The youth, who was carrying a scooter, fled with the woman's mobile phone.

A 39-year-old woman jogging through the reserve around 8.30am this morning was approached by a male teen carrying a scooter. The teen grabbed the woman in a bear hug and tried to force her into nearby bushes however fled after a struggle and was last seen running towards Fedrick Street, Boronia Heights.

The descriptions provided to police are:

  • Aged between 15 to 18 years, Caucasian, around 165cms tall with short blonde or sandy coloured hair.
  • The scooter is described as either black or green / blue.
  • The youth was wearing a blue and white hooded jumper with the hood up, three-quarter length shorts and a cap on Thursday, and today, was wearing a camouflage design hoodie.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

 


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