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Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 9:51 pm | Updated: 10:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to catch a serial molester who has groped at least six Phoenix women in the past seven months, authorities said on Friday.

Though police do not have forensic evidence to link the sexual molestation cases, authorities said they believe that all of the crimes were committed by the same man.

“The factor that links the crimes is that they all happened similarly. The victims are walking in a public area, they talked to the man, he groped them, and then he gets away,” said Tommy Thompson, spokesman for Phoenix police.

The six incidents occurred between March 24 and Sept. 30. The attacker is described as a Hispanic, Spanish-speaking man between 25 and 40 years old. He is believed to be 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 180 and 200 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

Police said the incidents generally occur in the morning in crowded public areas. Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police at (602) 262-6151. Authorities can also be reached at Silent Witness at (480) 948-6377, or at (480) 834-8446 for Spanish-speaking callers.

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