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Police search for man who grabbed teen at Lakeside Mall

Posted: 6:18 PM, Jul 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-07 07:12:12-04

Sterling Heights police are asking for the public’s help to track down a man who approached two teenage girls in Lakeside Mall.

The incident happened June 28th, around 5 p.m. 

The teenagers, 15 and 16 years old, were in a popular store when they say a man in his 20s started talking to them in a low voice, then grabbed one of the teen’s buttocks. 

She immediately told him to stop and the guy took off. 

Police believe the guy had bad intentions and they are hoping to identify him. 

A store security camera captured a grainy image of the guy, but the teens described him as a white male, in his 20s with brown hair and short facial hair. They also say he was wearing a tan baseball cap, argyle sweater and black shoes.

The case is being handled by Detective Calhoun with the Sterling Heights’ juvenile division. 

If you know who the guy may be, please call the Sterling Heights Police Department or Detective Calhoun directly at 586-446-2942. 

Lakeside Mall Security is also assisting police in the investigation.