Man Sought After Assaulting 2 Women Near Arcadia Schools: Police

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Arcadia High School is seen in a file photo on Aug. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Arcadia High School is seen in a file photo on Aug. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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A man who attacked two women near Arcadia schools by giving them unwanted “bear hugs” while thrusting was being sought for battery Thursday, according to police.

The assaults occurred Tuesday morning, less than a mile apart, an Arcadia Police Department news release stated Wednesday.

Both women were walking away from their respective vehicles when the man approached them from behind and gave them “bear hugs.”

While being held, the women felt several pelvic thrusts before being released.

Neither woman was injured.

The first incident occurred near Richmond Henry Dana Middle School at 1401 South First Ave. (map) around 8:55 a.m., police said.

The second happened in the west parking lot of Arcadia High School at 180 Campus Dr. (map) around 11 a.m.

The man was described as Asian, 16 to 20 years old, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a “chubby” build, and black hair with a clean shave.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with tan shorts during the assaults.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5150.

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