Gropings reported near Bridgeport schools

Police say they have reports of six incidents in the last seven days. (4/1/14)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police say they have received six reports of gropings near schools in seven days.

Investigators say the most recent incident happened on Thursday, when a student from Saint Andrew Academy was on her way to school and a man allegedly touched her inappropriately, then ran off.

The principal of the school says she took the information to police and sent home a letter to let parents know what was happening. Police say this incident was all too similar to others that had happened days before near Harding High and Bullard Havens Technical High School.

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Police believe the same person is behind all of the incidents.

Officers say they do have a suspect in the case and that they are reviewing surveillance tapes.

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