Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they say groped another man in a restroom at the Macy's department store, at 180 El Camino Real.
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, at noon, the police department's 24-hour dispatch center received a call from a man reporting that he had been groped inside the department store restroom. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect, described as a Hispanic male in his 30s with a medium build. He was wearing a red sweatshirt and brown carpenter-style pants.
Investigators said the victim was standing at the urinal when the suspect entered the restroom. The suspect grabbed the man's butt over his clothing and then peeped over the urinal partition at the man's exposed penis. When the victim objected to the man's behavior, he left the restroom, police said. The suspect was last seen exiting the department store.
Police said they are exploring the possibility that this case is related to Monday's incident in which a woman was photographed while using the restroom at Cubberley Community Center.
Because of the poor quality of a surveillance image of the suspect, a sketch of the man may be forthcoming, police said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.