9 Apr 2015

Police seek teen over Whakatane assaults

2:29 pm on 9 April 2015

Whakatane police are trying to identify a teenager who has been indecently assaulting women in the town centre.

Detective Sergeant Darren Thomas said three women have been assaulted recently .

He said all the victims described an offender with a distinctive stretcher ear piercing, who was believed to be European, 14 to 16-years-old of solid build with brown hair.

Mr Thomas said on one occasion he was wearing a cone stretch earring and more recently a pink and black stretch earring.

He said the pattern of offences suggested the man was living locally.

The police want to identify him and put a stop to his behaviour before he offends again.