Police Need Help Identifying Serial Groper
The Police Departments from Arlington, Haltom City, Euless, and Hurst are seeking the publicandrsquo;s assistance in identifying a potential serial suspect that has assaulted and groped several jogging victims on multiple occasions. Based upon similarities in the jurisdictions, the suspect is described as an African-American male, 16-25 years old and between 5andrsquo;08 to 5andrsquo;10 inches tall.
Arlington investigators believe the first incident occurred on Friday August 17, 2018 in the 3800 block of Perkins Road around 5 p.m. A female victim was jogging when the male suspect approached the victim from behind and grabbed her wrist and assaulted her by touching her. The second incident in Arlington occurred on Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the 3800 block of Morris Lane around 8 a.m.
The suspect approached the female victim from behind while she was jogging and assaulted her through touching her. The third incident in Arlington happened on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in the 4000 block of Perkins Road around 6:30 a.m. It was reported that the suspect approached the female victim from behind and assaulted the victim through touching and pushing the victim onto the ground before fleeing.
In each of these incidents, the victims were not injured after the assault occurred and the suspect ran away on foot. Detectives believe that all the assaults appear to be sexually motivated. Investigators also believe the suspect is the same man related to similar offenses that occurred in Euless on August 26th at about 1:00pm in the 2000 block of Fuller Wiser next to McCormick Park. He was shirtless wearing black shorts.It also occurred in Hurst on August 29, and Haltom City on September 2, 2018. Investigators are working collaboratively together with all these agencies and have been actively canvassing the neighborhoods in and around the areas where the assaults took place.
Anyone with any information that can help identify this suspect is asked to contact Euless Detective Powell at 817.685.1562 or Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817.469.TIPS.
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