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Skateboarder gropes unsuspecting women in Monrovia

A search is underway for a man suspected of groping several women while riding a skateboard in Monrovia.
April 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is underway for a man suspected of groping several women while riding a skateboard in Monrovia.

Police say there have been two attacks this week. Thanks to a detailed description by one of the victims, investigators now have a sketch of the man.

Police say the suspect rides a skateboard and targets unsuspecting women walking on the street. The first attack happened at 9 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of South Fifth Street.

"The guy was in his skateboard, rides right up to her, grabs her, hugs her and then smacked her on the buttocks and then took off on his skateboard," said Sgt. Don Newton with the Monrovia Police Department.

The second attack happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the suspect groped a woman while she was walking in the 800 block of West Chestnut Avenue.

"He came up behind her, reached around and grabbed both breasts and then turned and ran away," said Newton.

Investigators say the suspect is between 16 and 20 years old. He has a thin build and stands between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Monrovia police at (626) 256-8000.


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