Cyclist Wanted in Long Beach Groping Attacks of Women, Girls – Sara Welch Reports
Surveillance footage caught the brazen biker in an alley near 7th and Orange after an attack a few weeks ago.
Women on alert are protecting themselves from the suspect now wanted for at least 21 sexual assaults at various locations in LongBeach.
The last attack March 25th happened near the intersection of 4th and Atlantic. By the time an eye-witness called police — the bicyclist sped off.
“We want to get him into custody as quickly as possible,” Sgt. Aaron Eaton, Long Beach Police.
That’s why police released this video.
They know it’s hard to see the groper’s face — but they believe someone might recognize his bike clothing or the way he carries himself.
“For the most part he’s not wearing any disguise so he just blends in we think he might live in the area,” says Sgt. Eaton.
Most of the attacks have happened at dusk or early evening. The victims vary in age. Some have been elderly. Others as young as 12 years old.
“often times he rides off so quickly the victims can’t see his facial features,” according to Sgt. Eaton.
The suspect who uses different bikes was also caught on this surveillance camera back in December.
After it aired on television and the internet the attacks stopped for a few months, but picked back up in February. Since then have been seven more assaults and Cindy Coons is ready if they guy strikes again.
If you have any information about the suspect you can contact Long Beach detectives directly or anonymously at 1-800-222-tips.
— Sara Welch, KTLA News