Troy police ask for help to ID mall sex assault suspect

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published January 4, 2019

 Police are looking for this man, suspected of assaulting a mall store employee.

Police are looking for this man, suspected of assaulting a mall store employee.

Photo provided by the Troy Police Department

Police are asking for help in identifying a man they say pressed his body against a store employee and ground his body against her.

According to a release from the Troy Police Department, an employee at the Lululemon store at Somerset Collection reported to police that a man approached her, aggressively pressed his body against her two separate times and ground his genitals against her buttocks at approximately 2:40 p.m. Dec. 19.

The man is described as black, in his 30s and 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was wearing a black baseball-style hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, and black sweatpants, and he has long dreadlocks pulled into a long ponytail.

According to the release, he then walked a few feet away, put his hand down his pants and appeared to fondle himself.

Anyone with information is asked to call Troy police at (248) 524-3477.

Call Staff Writer Terry Oparka at (586) 498-1054.