Renton Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the man in the back (with the bald head). He allegedly groped a girl and attempted to lure girls from a Renton Walmart Dec. 10. (Courtesy photo)

Renton Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify the man in the back (with the bald head). He allegedly groped a girl and attempted to lure girls from a Renton Walmart Dec. 10. (Courtesy photo)

Police seeking assistance to identify groping suspect

The man reportedly has been attempting to lure girls at the Renton Walmart.

Renton Police Department is seeking public assistance to identify a man who reportedly groped a 10-year-old girl and attempted to lure multiple girls at the Renton Walmart Dec. 10.

According to a press release, police were called to the store around 2 p.m. The victim and her 10-year-old cousin told officers they were in the store shopping with their family when they saw a man following them.

When the girls were alone, the man approached them and groped one of them. The man then asked if they were interested in board games and said he would either buy them the games or give them money to buy the games. He then left the store.

Police received a separate report the same day regarding the same man who approached a 5-year-old girl at the same store. He reportedly attempted to lure her by offering her cookies.

Officers weren’t able to find video footage of the groping. They were able to find footage of the man following another girl and having a conversation with her, prior to the initial incident.

The police department is seeking to identify this girl to assure her safety, according to the release.

The man is described as a black man who is approximately in his 30s. He is 6 feet tall with a slim build. During the incidents, he was wearing a maroon baseball hat, black leather jacket and dark skinny jeans with holes in front and back pockets.

If you have information regarding the suspect or the girl in the photo (below), contact Detective Jarratt at 425-430-7526 or at tjarratt@rentonwa.gov.

The suspect was seen following the girl pictured in Walmart Dec. 10. Police officers are seeking to identify the girl in the hoodie to ensure her safety.

The suspect was seen following the girl pictured in Walmart Dec. 10. Police officers are seeking to identify the girl in the hoodie to ensure her safety.

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