Fort Thomas police investigate three possibly connected assault cases by juveniles

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Police are now saying three separate assaults that occurred on Sunday might be connected.

Fort Thomas police responded to three incidents on Sunday afternoon within a two-hour timeframe between 3 and 5 p.m. Due to the nature of each attack, police believe they may be related. 

The first incident involved a man and his teenage son running southbound on Fort Thomas Avenue. The father and son ran into a group of juveniles, which led to one of the attackers striking the boy in the face, according to Officer Derek Faught.

Police believe the second incident took place on the Highland Avenue overpass, involving a female jogger who was harassed and taunted with sexually suggestive gestures by the suspects. When a person driving by stopped to help the woman, they were struck in the face by one of the suspects, according to police.

The third incident occurred on Alexandria Pike between St. Therese Church and Mr. Car Wash in Southgate. Investigators say three juveniles approached a man on the sidewalk and stole his cellphone. 

"For us, this is unacceptable. Our police department will not put up with it," Fort Thomas Police Chief Michael Daly said.

Police say that as many as five juveniles, three males and two females, have been described in relation to one or more of the above incidents.

They are currently investigating leads and will be working with the Southgate Police Department.

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