INDUSTRY — Sheriff’s investigators Tuesday released photos of a man being sought on suspicion of molesting an 11-year-old girl at Puente Hills Mall department store last month.
The incident took place on the evening of Dec. 8 at the Ross store at the mall, in the 1600 block of South Azusa Avenue, Sgt. Nancy Drake of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau said.
As both the girl and were in line at the store, “He grabbed her buttocks and rubbed them for several seconds,” Drake said. “he victim’s mother saw the incident while walking toward the victim and yelled at the suspect. The suspect exited the store and fled by quickly walking away.”
Detectives obtained surveillance photos of the suspect from another nearby store, however deputies thus
far have been unable to track him down, Drake said.
Officials released the images of the suspect to the public in hopes that someone would recognize him, Drake said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriffs Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.
PHOTOS courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department