A masked man who approached a 15-year-old girl in Northampton and asked to see her breasts in exchange for money is being hunted by Northamptonshire Police.
The man approached the teenager in an alleyway near New Road, Wootton at 10.30pm on Wednesday, February 26, and asked to see her breasts in return for cash. The girl ran away from him.
Police believe the same man is responsible for two other similar crimes in which he asked two women to show him their breasts in exchange for £400.
The first woman was in Auctioneers Way, Northampton on Tuesday, February 25, at 6.15am and when the man asked to see her breasts in return for £400. The 27-year-old woman ran away from him.
The second incident took place on Thursday, February 27 in Victoria Promenade, near Becket’s Park, Northampton, at 6.55am. A man approached a 39-year-old woman and asked to see her breasts in return for £400. The woman said no and ran away from him.
He is described as white, 5ft 6in, with blonde/ginger hair, in his 20s or 30s, with a slim build. He spoke with a foreign accent, possibly East European.
In the incident involving the 15-year-old he was wearing a black hooded top, with the hood up, navy/black jogging bottoms, white trainers and a brown face mask.
In second incident he wore blue jeans, light coloured trainers, a dark coloured hat, pink and purple scarf and a blue or grey chunky knit cardigan.
In the other incident he was wearing a baggy, grey hooded top, with a purple scarf around his face.
PC James Greenwood, from Northampton CID, said: “We believe the same man is responsible for each of these three incidents and would like the public’s help in identifying him.
“Luckily, the women in these incidents ran away from the man and have not been harmed, however, they have been left shaken by what happened to them.
“While the likelihood of becoming a victim of this type of incident is very slim, you can help keep yourself safe by following some simple guidance.
“When out and about, try to look and act confident and like you know where you are going. Think about the route you are taking and try to avoid lonely and quiet locations, don’t be tempted to take shortcuts where they take you away from main routes - avoiding alleyways and underpasses.
“Where possible walk with friends, and don’t accept offers from strangers to walk with you, or to give you a lift. Don’t advertise the valuables you are carrying and when walking or jogging avoid wearing stereo headphones as they prevent you from being aware of your surroundings.”
Anyone who recognises the description of the offender in any of theses incidents or has information regarding them, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.