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Police Investigating Assaults On Women At Millcreek Mall

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Millcreek police have warning for shoppers.
They're investigating several reports of women being assaulted at the Millcreek Mall.

Over the past month, Millcreek police have received four reports of women being assaulted outside of the Millcreek Mall.

All of the the assaults have happened outside on mall property, as women were leaving the mall.
Police say the suspect reportedly would chat with the women, strike up casual conversation, and then grab them, then run away.

Millcreek Police Lieutenant Scott Sebulak says fortunately, none of the women were hurt in either incident, although they were shaken up, "The male usually comes up either surprises the women, or ends up asking a simple question about what time it is. (He) gets their guard dropped, and at that point the male usually ends up grabbing the women and runs from the scene," said Lt. Sebulak.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20's, 5'6" with a medium build and short blonde hair, he was wearing glasses during these assaults.
Police say he drives a 4-door compact passenger car.
If you see anything suspicious you're asked to call Millcreek police immediately and report it.

Lt. Sebulak says the suspect isn't targeting any particular age group, so all shoppers need to be alert, "If you're up at the mall shopping as always be aware of your surroundings, pay attention to what's going on around you. Be suspicious of things going on around you. If something does happen to you try to give us a call as soon as possible," said Lt. Sebulak.

He adds if a victim can do so safely, try to take a picture of the suspect, "If possible if you can snap a picture with your cell phone. Social media now-a-days, with people being able to take pictures and video with their cell phones, if you're able to take picture that would be a great help with us solving this," said Lt. Sebulak.
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