Fugitives Sex Crime

* Stanford Shopping Center parking lot in Palo Alto male suspect fled after groping a woman

ID #12-239

A male suspect fled after groping a woman in the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon, police said. Officers received a report of sexual battery at 12:13 p.m. at 180 El Camino Real, near Stanford University and responded to the scene. The female victim, who is in her 30s, was walking on the sidewalk between the Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus shops on Orchard Lane when an unknown male suspect stepped in front of her and used his hand to grab one of the victim’s breasts over her clothing, according to police.

The suspect ran away and was last see in a parking lot on Welch Road, police said. The victim called 911 from her cell phone and both Palo Alto police and Stanford Department of Public Safety conducted an extensive search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him, police said. The victim was not injured in the attack, police said.

The victim described the suspect as an East Indian male about 30-years-old, wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt with the hood up over his head. The victim estimated the suspect was about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build, police said. Palo Alto police believe this case may be related to a similar sexual battery case that occurred Aug. 20 near downtown Palo Alto.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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