VAN NUYS ( — Authorities Tuesday are searching for a skateboarder who has been groping women in Van Nuys.

In three related incidents, the suspect approached his victim from behind and grabbed her buttocks as he passed, according to police detectives.

He usually attacked between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in an area bordered by Sherman Way on the north, Vanowen Street on the south, Van Nuys Boulevard on the west and Hazeltine Avenue on the east.

The 20-something suspect was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds. He was wearing a gray hoodie, gray pants and sunglasses.

Anyone with information was asked to call (818) 374-0040.

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