Man sought for groping women's buttocks in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are asking for the public's help to track down a man who is groping women in Long Beach.

According to Long Beach police, the suspect groped four women in the buttocks on May 27 between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the general area of Redondo Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and 1st Street. Investigators said the suspect was traveling on foot at the time of the incidents.

A fifth female was also groped in the buttocks on June 5 when she was walking home alone at 1:30 a.m. in the area of Florida Street and Hermosa Avenue.

All of the victims are in their 20s. After each incident, the suspect immediately walked away or ran off.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5 feet and 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds, with a stocky or chunky build, black or brown hair, brown eyes and a clean shaven face.

If you have any information about these incidents, you're urged to contact Long Beach police. You can submit anonymous tips by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
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