- Tuesday January 17th, 2012 :: 08:25 p.m. PST
WANTED for molesting 11yr.old girl as she waited in line in a clothing store. PHOTOS of suspect.
Thursday evening, December 8, 2011, an 11-year-old Hispanic female was sexually assaulted by an unidentified male while standing in line at a “Ross Dress For Less” department store, 1600 South Azusa Avenue, Industry.
As the victim stood in line to purchase items, the suspect (male Hispanic, 30-35 years old, 5’06”-5’07” tall, 200-220 pounds) also stood in line behind her. He grabbed her buttocks and rubbed them for several seconds. The victim’s mother saw the incident while walking toward the victim and yelled at the suspect. The suspect exited the store and fled by quickly walking away.
The suspect was identified while walking out of another store shortly after the incident at the Puente Hills Mall and his image was captured on the store’s surveillance video. Although Industry Sheriff’s Station deputies made great efforts to apprehend the suspect, he was not located.
Detectives from the Special Victims Bureau are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identification or location of the suspect can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 11515 Colima Road, D-106, Whittier, CA, or call 877-710-5273.
For questions or information, please contact Special Victims Bureau Detective Alfonso Lopez at 562-619-2046 or Sergeant Nancy Drake at 562-619-1853.
The crime bulletin with images of the suspect from the surveillance video is available by contacting Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Images taken from surveillance video are attached.
Written by Sergeant Nancy Drake
Special Victims Bureau
11515 Colima Road, D-106
Forwarded by Deputy Lillian Peck
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