Police are looking for bicyclist who allegedly groped 3 women • Long Beach Post

Long Beach police are looking for a man who they say groped three women in separate incidents since July in the Bluff Heights area, they announced Wednesday.

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The suspect, described as Hispanic, 30 to 40 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 foot 11 inches and 160 to 170 pounds, was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and used a bicycle during the incidents, police said.

“In two of the incidents, the victims were groped as they walked down the street, by the suspect who rode by them on a bicycle,” police said in a news release. “In a third incident, the suspect approached the victim on foot, groped her, then fled on a nearby bicycle.”

According to police, the first incident happened on July 29 at 2:20 a.m. near Molino Avenue and Third Street. Another incident followed two months later on Sept. 21 near 2nd Street and Loma Avenue at 6:25 a.m. The final incident was on Nov. 13 at 8:40 p.m. on Third Street and Coronado Avenue.

But police believe there may be other victims who did not report an incident.

Detectives would like to encourage anyone who may have also been a victim to call Police Dispatch at 562-435-6711.

Anyone who may have information regarding the person responsible for these crimes should contact Sex Crimes Detective Johnny Gomez at 562-570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.


Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier

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