Man tries to grab girls in the street
Police are looking for a man believed to have accosted two girls in Grey Lynn.
Last Sunday a 13year-old girl was approached by the offender while walking her dog near Richmond Rd School, which is bounded by Richmond Rd, Douglas St and Brown St.
He grabbed her from behind, threatened her and tried to force her to walk away with him.
She struggled and screamed, attracting the attention of nearby people who came to her aid.
The attacker fled down Richmond Rd into Cockburn St.
Shortly after, a 10-year-old girl was grabbed on Cockburn St by a man who also threatened her.
She managed to break free and run away.
The offender was last seen running along Farrar St towards Grey Lynn Park.
Police say it is likely the offender from both incidents is the same man and want to talk to anyone who witnessed the incidents or who may have seen the offender in the Richmond Rd or Grey Lynn Park area.
He is described as a Maori or Pacific Islander, of medium build, aged in his 20s, and was believed to be wearing tan coloured trousers and a brown hooded top, possibly with stripes down each sleeve.
Anyone with information can contact the Avondale Criminal Investigation Branch on 820-5700 or 820-5782.