Police Investigating University District Groping

Police are searching for a man who groped a woman in the University District on Friday.

Around 9:15 AM,  a woman was walking near NE 45th Street and University Way Northeast when a man, who she did not know, approached her and groped her.

The man then walked southbound on University Way.

She described the suspect as a white male, 30-40 years old, 5’8, 160 pounds, with long brown hair, a long beard and wearing a heavy brown or tan jacket.

The victim walked to her residence and called 911.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen the suspect in the area or who might have information about this case to call 206-625-5011.