Three women have been indecently assaulted over three days in Lymington in the New Forest. The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7 tall, around 17-years-old and he was wearing a black hooded top and carrying a red rucksack.
At 7.50pm on Wednesday, the suspect indecently touched a 35-year-old woman over her clothing in St Thomas Street. At 3.20pm on Thursday a woman reported a man was exposing himself on the High Street. Then at 5pm on Friday, a 37-year-old woman was indecently touched over her clothing in Quay Street.
Detective Inspector Fiona Bitters said: 'We believe these incidents are linked and we want to identify the man responsible to prevent any further offences. Please be reassured that incidents of this nature are very rare and we are doing everything we can.'
Detectives investigating an armed robbery in the New Forest have found the car used by the thieves. Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and cash was taken from Barry Papworth Jewellers in Lymington on Thursday. Officers want anyone who recognises either of these men to get in touch.
Detectives from Hampshire’s Major Investigation Team have thisafternoon arrested a 44-year-old man from Lymington on suspicion ofrobbery.
He is currently in police custody where he is being questioned inconnection with the recent series of armed robberies in the Lymingtonand Brockenhurst areas.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Murray said: “This is just one lineof enquiry that is currently being pursued and we thank the generalpublic for their support so far, but continue to ask anybody with anyinformation to please contact us."
Anyone who feels they know who it is should phone 101 or the Crimestoppers charity line anonymously on 0800 555 111
He says: "I'm going to leave you here, I'm going to take your wife (unintelligible). "You can ring the police in two minutes, we'll be round the corner." Police say they hope someone will recognise the distinctive accent.