Edmonds Police seek community help to identify groping suspect

EDMONDS, Wash., September 14, 2022—Edmonds Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the pictured male involved in the alleged groping an 18-year-old yesterday. He is wanted for questioning related to an Indecent Liberties investigation.

On September 13, 2022, just after 8 p.m., the suspect entered the Ranch 99 Market at 22511 Highway 99 in Edmonds. The suspect followed an 18-year-old victim into multiple aisles and passed by them very closely. Ultimately, the suspect approached the victim from behind and pushed his body up against their backside while grabbing the victim in multiple areas with clear sexual motivation. The suspect left the store calmly on foot just over three minutes after entering.

Witnesses report the suspect got into a blue or black, 4-door sedan via the rear passenger side door. The car exited the parking lot and likely went north on Highway 99.

Edmonds groping
Suspect wanted for questioning by the Edmonds Police. Source: Edmonds PD.
Edmonds groping
Suspect wanted for questioning by the Edmonds Police. Source: Edmonds PD.
Edmonds groping
Suspect wanted for questioning by the Edmonds Police. Source: Edmonds PD.

The suspect is a white male, 35-45 years old. He is approximately 5’07” with brown eyebrows and green eyes. He wore a two-tone beanie hat, face mask, white shirt, dark shorts, and light-colored sneakers with dark laces.

If you have any information, please contact Edmonds Police at policetips@edmondswa.gov or 425-771-0212. Detectives are also asking anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a similar attack to contact their local police and report the incident.


Content Source: Edmonds Police press release

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