Yesterday afternoon two girls (13 and 14 years old) were molested by an asylum seeker in the Marienplatzgalerie shopping centre in the city of Schwerin. The 21-year-old spoke obscenely to the two girls on an escalator from behind. A witness behind this reported to the police that he actively prevented further harassment of the suspect. The 33-year-old man from Schwerin immediately contacted a security guard who held the young man until the police arrived. After the suspect was taken to the police station, an interpreter supported the interrogation. According to initial findings, the 21-year-old lacks the necessary legal awareness and has been urgently instructed. The Criminal Investigation Department is now investigating the man.