Monday, May 19, 2008

"Beacon Hill" "Groper" Strikes Again

This time down by the Othello Playground at 10 o'clock in the morning.

From Mark Solomon, community liaison at the South Precinct of the SPD:

There has been another assault by “the Groper.” The incident happened Saturday, May 17th at approximately 10am on the 7500 Block of Renton Ave S. An Asian female was walking northbound on Renton Ave S with a young child, approximately two-years of age. The suspect approached the adult woman from behind. The suspect was seen groping the woman’s buttocks. The suspect backed away when the woman screamed. The scream drew the attention of several witnesses in the area. The female victim was seen running northbound with the child along Renton Ave S.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years of age, 5-10, flesh colored shaving bumps on left side of face. Suspect vehicle is a 1994 green Jeep Cherokee.

The adult female victim has not yet come forward to speak with police about the incident. We very much need to speak with this woman. She is described as an adult Asian female, possibly in her 40’s-50’s, wearing a white top and black pants. She was walking with a 2-year-old child on Renton Ave S at about 10am on Saturday May 17th, 2008. If you know this woman, please encourage her to come forward. It is extremely important that detectives speak with her. Please contact our Sexual Assault unit at 206.684.5575.

Update: The Seattle Times is reporting that one of the witnesses took a cell phone photo of the suspect's getaway car and license plate, but the suspect stole the phone from him. I saw on the news this morning that the car is described as a green 1994 Jeep Cherokee. If you see anyone matching the suspect's description and driving that type of car, I'm guessing the police would appreciate a phone call.

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