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Skateboarding Van Nuys groper sought by police

A wanted sexual battery suspect is seen in this sketch provided by the Los Angeles Police Department.

October 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities in Van Nuys have released a sketch of a skateboarder who has been groping women in hopes that someone will help them identify and locate him.

In three separate instances, the male suspect rolled up to a woman from behind on a skateboard and grabbed her buttocks as he passed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police say the sexual battery incidents happened between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the area bordered by Sherman Way, Vanowen Street, Van Nuys Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and sunglasses.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.