Detectives searching for sexual predator who performed lewd act on child in clothing store

- Sexual Assault Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Area are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual predator.

On July 5, 2017 around 3:00 p.m., the suspect entered a local clothing store in the South 400 block of Los Angeles Street in the city of Los Angeles. The suspect entered the store and walked up to a young girl and grabbed her buttocks with his right hand. The suspect then fled the location on foot.

The suspect is described as a Male Black around 30-40 years of age. He is about 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 155 pounds. He was wearing a neon green tank top, baggy black shorts, multi-colored socks and black shoes. He was also wearing a large diamond stud earring in his left ear.

The suspect also matches the description and actions of a similar incident that occurred at the Los Angeles Public Library. The suspect approached a young girl in the children's section of the library and reached his hand between her legs.

The young girl ran away from him.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Central Area Sexual Assault Detective Breegle at 213-996-1836. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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