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Suspect gropes 2 teens within 20 mins.

July 22, 2009 5:47:51 AM PDT
Ventura police are on the hunt for a sexual predator they say struck twice within 20 minutes.Police said the suspect approached a 15-year-old female victim and her 16-year-old friend at Joanne and Preble Avenue at 5:42 p.m. Monday, got out of the car and grabbed the victim's breast and buttocks. The girls ran away.

About 20 minutes later at Ashwood Avenue and Maple Street, the suspect groped a 16-year-old girl's breast and put his hand up her dress. She screamed and pushed the suspect away before running off.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches, with a stocky build, shaved or short hair, and a possible scar on his jaw line.

He may be driving a newer model white compact sedan or pickup with a large grill on the front.

No one has been arrested.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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