14-yr-old girl approached, assaulted by stranger

Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 14:39:21-04

A 14-year-old girl was approached and assaulted by a stranger Thursday, the third such incident this week where a girl was approached by a stranger.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. by Bailey and Dingens near the Bowl Inn as the girl was walking from her home. A black male suspect around 34-years-old passed her and asked, "Do you want to do something?"

Police say the man then pushed the girl up against a fence, bruising her cheek. He released the girl and left after a car stopped on Bailey and blared its horn, with the driver yelling out the window.

The man is described as 5'8" tall around 230 pounds. He was wearing dirty blue jeans and a black hoody.

Two other girls have been approached this week in Buffalo.

The first happened Monday when a 12-year-old girl was approached on Clark Street in the city's Broadway-Fillmore area.

The driver involved in this incident is described as an "older" male, no additional description has been released. The man is believed to be driving a black, four-door car with dark tinted windows and a diamond pattern on the tires.

On Wednesday, two girls were reportedly approached and offered a ride by two white men in an older white minivan while on Sanders Road in North Buffalo.

Police describe the driver as a taller, thickly built, bald man with a goatee. Officers say the passenger was wearing a black hat and is described as skinny and average height. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Buffalo Police.