Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they said grabbed the buttocks of a woman walking in downtown and then fled on a bicycle Monday evening.
At about 9 p.m., a woman went to the Palo Alto Police Department on Forest Avenue to report that 15 minutes earlier, a man had groped her while she walking to her parked car, according to a police press release.
Investigators said the victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking north on the 500 block of High Street when she noticed a man on a bike loitering nearby. When she turned away from the man to get into her car, the man muttered something and then grabbed her buttocks, police said. He then fled on his bike north on High Street.
Police officers searched the area but were unable to locate the man.
The victim described him as Latino, in his late 20s and wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, white T-shirt and dark-colored shorts, police said. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Police said no similar incidents have been reported.
No sketch of the man is available, police said.
Police are asking that anyone with information pertaining to this incident call the police dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.