Manhunt for armed African teenager accused of ambushing five female joggers on a popular track in broad daylight
- Police are hunting for African teenager terrorising women on running track
- The teenager held victims up with a knife, demanding their posessions
- A caravan is now being set up along the running track to get more information
A hunt is underway for an African teenager believed to be connected to four terrifying attempted robberies.
The knife-wielding teen is accused of ambushing five female joggers during four separate incidents, all of which occurred in the Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, south-east Melbourne, between August 5 and August 29.
He reportedly eyed the women while riding a bicycle before confronting them and demanding they hand over their possessions, police said.
The knife-wielding teen is accused of ambushing five female joggers during four separate incidents, all of which occurred in the Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, south-east Melbourne (pictured is a composite of the teen)
The women, aged between 21- 55, were running along the track in broad daylight when the teen allegedly approached them from behind and produced a knife, police claim.
One woman, 55, began to flee when she was approached by the teenager, but he allegedly chased her and grabbed her shoulder.
Investigators have released a composite image of a teen who they believe can assist with their inquiries.
All incidents have occurred on Gunns Road Reserve in Hallam, south-east Melbourne (pictured)
He is perceived to be African in appearance and aged about 15 years old with a skinny build and short dark hair.
On most occasions, he was also riding a black bicycle.
Runners who continue to use the track are being warned to stay vigilant.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.