The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with three sexual assaults late last month.
Police said the suspect was riding his bicycle next to the victims and allegedly grabbed their buttocks, breast or genital area as he passed by.
The incidents involved two victims in the area of 14th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard at about 4:10 p.m. June 22nd and another victim in the area of Second and Strand streets at about 11 a.m. June 24th, police said.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man approximately 20 to 30 years old, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds, unshaven, wearing a short-sleeved chef’s coat and pants with a small black and white checkered pattern, police said. He was possibly riding a 10-speed bicycle.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. Duane Hicks at (310) 458-8983, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959, or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME (800) 782-7463 and may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest and conviction.