RPD seeks man suspected in at least two groping cases

RPD seeks man suspected in at least two groping cases
Photos courtesy of the Richmond Police Department.

The Richmond Police Department have released images of a suspect in connection with at least two sexual assault cases in the city during which victims were groped on the sidewalk.

In both cases, the suspect walked by the victim on the sidewalk, acknowledged them or smiled at them, and then turned around and groped them, police said. The incidents occured in the northern/central districts of the city.

The suspect in both incidents was wearing the same clothing as depicted in the photograph, a black jacket, maroon or dark-colored sweatshirt with a hood, gray jeans and white and black-colored shoes. The suspect is also wearing a black or dark-colored backpack, police said.

Anyone who sees this individual or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department Dispatch Center at 510-233-1214. Victims should contact Sgt. K. Tong via telephone at 510-620-6668 or via email at [email protected]. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the RPD anonymous tip line at 510-303-8157.