New photo, video show man wanted for sexual battery in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood

Police are seeking information about a man driving a white Audi 4 who groped woman on June 24

Police shared more details Wednesday about a man who groped a woman walking in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood around 9 p.m. June 24, releasing a photo of his getaway vehicle and a video of him from a surveillance system.

The photo shows a 2006 to 2012 white Audi A4 or A6 sedan with a sunroof, untinted windows and California license plates, police said.

The man drove east on University Avenue and stopped at Marlowe Street, where he got out of the Audi. The video, which has been slowed down, shows him walking on the street.

He is wearing a black T-shirt, cargo shorts and a baseball hat. He is described as between 23 and 30 years old, Hispanic or Polynesian and of medium height and build. He is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds, according to police.

A woman in her 20s was walking in the 1200 block of University Avenue near Chaucer Street where the man approached her from behind. He grabbed her breasts, buttock and groin area over her clothing, police said.

The woman chased after the man, who ran back to the Audi and drove west on University.

Investigators are continuing to search for the man and are asking that anyone with information about the sexual battery incident call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police's free mobile app, downloadable at or


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7 people like this
Posted by George Kaplan
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:32 am

Palo Alto, the tech center of the known universe and they can't even install cameras sharp enough to read a license plate to keep us safe from creeps like this? Amazing.

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Posted by JesusChrysler
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 5, 2019 at 7:47 am

No kidding George Kaplan. Yet they justify spending millions of dollars to install high tech cameras at the train tracks which are completely useless. Gross misconduct of public funds by our city council if you ask me...

3 people like this
Posted by Steven C. Jasper
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

Don't get me started on the buffoonery of our city council and the railroad cameras. They justified the spending of $1.5m to install and $350k annually of OUR tax dollars to maintain a completely useless system that won't save one life, while defunding community mental health efforts (the actual source of the issue) while never consulting actual railroad industry experts of the suicide issue. Time to flush the toilet.

5 people like this
Posted by come on
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 5, 2019 at 10:50 am

Come on. The article doesn't say this is from a city surveillance system. It looks like it came from a private home security camera that was probably aimed at the front door to catch Amazon package thieves. The car just happened to be in the frame.

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Posted by Ugh
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

A swaggering predator.

2 people like this
Posted by Wheels In Motion
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Nice car for a suspect. Shows good taste and affordability means.

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