Search for an armed African teenager who is believed to be targeting women running in Melbourne

The teenager carrying a knife is accused of ambushing five women who jog during four separate incidents, all of which occurred at the Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (in the picture there is a composition of the teenager)

Search for an armed African teenager accused of ambushing five women on a popular track in broad daylight

  • The police are looking for an African teenager terrorizing women on the running track
  • The teenager stopped the victims with a knife, demanding their possessions
  • Now a caravan is being mounted along the track for more information

Wade Sellers for Daily Mail Australia

A hunt is being carried out for an African teenager who is believed to be related to four frightening robbery attempts.

The teenager armed with knives is accused of ambushing five women who jog during four separate incidents, all of which occurred at the Gunns Road reservation in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne, between August 5 and August 29.

He reportedly observed women while riding a bicycle before facing them and demanding that they deliver their belongings, police said.

The teenager carrying a knife is accused of ambushing five women who jog during four separate incidents, all of which occurred at the Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (in the picture there is a composition of the teenager)

The teenager carrying a knife is accused of ambushing five women who jog during four separate incidents, all of which occurred at the Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (in the picture there is a composition of the teenager)

The women, between 21 and 55 years old, were running on the runway in broad daylight when the teenager allegedly approached them from behind and took out a knife, according to the police.

A woman, 55, began to flee when the teenager approached her, but allegedly pursued her and grabbed her by the shoulder.

Researchers have published a composite image of a teenager who they believe can help with their research.

All incidents occurred at Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (pictured)

All incidents occurred at Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (pictured)

All incidents occurred at Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, southeast of Melbourne (pictured)

He is seen as African in appearance and about 15 years old, with thin complexion and short dark hair.

On most occasions, he also rode a black bicycle.

Runners who continue to use the track are being warned to stay alert.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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