The Redlands Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a male suspect who allegedly grabbed the chest of an 8-year-old girl inside of a Target in Redlands, California, on Friday, Sept. 6.
The suspect was last seen wearing glasses, a dark-colored sleeveless gym shirt, and shorts. He drove away in a silver or gray 2003-2007 model Honda Accord with four doors.
Photos from surveillance footage recorded on the night of the incident was released by officials in hopes that someone in the community will recognize the suspect.
According to Redlands Police Department’s news release on Facebook, the unidentified male walked into the Target at 27320 W. Lugonia Ave., at about 7:24 p.m., and immediately headed toward the store’s toy section. He briefly spoke with a 8-year-old girl before allegedly approaching her from behind and grabbing her chest.
The victim’s mother confronted him but he denied inappropriate behavior and then left the store at about 7:31 p.m., police said.
He was sought by officers on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor.
Anyone with similar incidents or having further information regarding this investigation was asked to call the Redlands Police Department at 909.798.7681 ext 1 or email Officer Moitoso at [email protected], referencing case number: 190036235.