CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Two teenage girls were groped by a stranger in separate incidents in Chula Vista this week, adding to a string of similar unsolved cases that date back to last September, police said Friday.
The latest cases involve a 15-year-old girl who was grabbed between the legs in the 100 block of Palomar Street around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, and a 16-year-old girl whose buttocks were groped in the 600 block of Fourth Street just before 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Chula Vista police.
In both cases, the girls were walking home from school when a white or Hispanic man in his 20s ran up, grabbed them, then ran off, according to police, who said he was around 5 feet 8 inches tall. The older girl said her assailant had a goatee.
Since last fall, there have been a total of 10 incidents involving females -- ranging in age from 15 to 57 -- being groped in Chula Vista, police said. Based on the descriptions, there appears to be several assailants.
In addition to this week's cases:
-- a 17-year-old girl was groped in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue around 8 p.m. last Sept. 19 by a male suspect around 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds;
-- a 21-year-old woman was groped in the 400 block of Moss Street around 12:20 p.m. Oct. 6 by a Hispanic male, 17-18 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 pounds;
-- a 28-year-old woman was groped in the 600 block of Oxford Street around 8 a.m. Oct. 12 by a Hispanic man, 35-38 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, possibly in a white Jeep Cherokee;
-- a 57-year-old woman was groped in the 900 block of Bayside Parkway around 5 p.m. Nov. 5 by a Hispanic male, 18-20 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds;
-- a 29-year-old woman was groped in the 500 block of Naples Street around 6:40 p.m. Nov. 25 by a Hispanic man, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds;
-- an 18-year-old woman was groped in the 700 block of Broadway around 9:40 p.m. Nov. 26 by a black man, around 25 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 150 pounds;
-- a 24-year-old woman was groped in the 240 block of Quintard Street around 10:15 a.m. Jan. 1 by an Hispanic male; and
-- a 21-year-old woman was groped at G Street and Fifth Avenue around 11 a.m. Jan. 7 by an Hispanic male.
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