Lakewood police today are looking for a young man who assaulted a woman outside a Walgreens drugstore Friday and stole her wallet.
The 29-year-old victim first encountered the man as she left her car in the store’s parking lot in the 9500 block of Bridgeport Way about 10:20 p.m.
The man asked her for a cigarette and then exposed himself and began touching his genitals. The woman rushed into the store.
After she finished her shopping, she checked to see if the man had left. When she didn’t see him in the parking lot, she began walking toward her car. The man had hidden behind a building pillar. He reached out and grabbed her buttocks “in an aggressive manner,” police say. She turned to confront the man.
He began running away but returned when the woman dropped her purse. He attacked her again, lifting her from behind and groping her. She struggled free and told him she was calling police. He fled the scene southbound on Bridgeport Way.
Police officers arrived and initiated a K9 track, but it was not successful in locating the suspect.
The victim described her attacker as about 20 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slight build and black hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, a dark-colored vest and a long-sleeved shirt and jeans.