Odessa Police Asking for Public’s help Identifying Groping Suspect
DATE: January 7, 2020
DATE/TIME REPORTED: 7-4-19 through 1-6-20
LOCATION: Area of University/Oakwood, 52nd/Tanglewood & Penbrook/Grandview
The Odessa Police Department is currently investigating twelve groping incidents believed to have been committed by the same suspect. All of the incidents have occurred at apartment complexes in the area of University & Oakwood, 52nd Street & Tanglewood, and Penbrook & Grandview.
The suspect is wearing a bandana or mask to cover his face and is targeting females who are alone at apartment complexes. In some of the incidents, the suspect is surprising the victims from behind before fondling them. In some cases, the suspect claims to be looking for a lost dog before fondling the victim. Some of these incidents are being investigated as felonies and some as misdemeanors.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the Surveillance Footage is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to always be aware of your surroundings and report all suspicious persons, suspicious vehicles and suspicious activity.