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Sexual Assault Unit Detectives Seek Man Suspected of Groping Joggers in East Precinct

Seattle police are investigating after a man reportedly groped several women jogging at locations around the East Precinct.

Police first received a report on April 6th from a woman, who said she’d been running in the 900 block of 17th Avenue when a man approached her, grabbed her, and then fled in a white Lexus SUV.

Police later received two other similar accounts from women, first on November 7th, from a woman jogging in the 300 block of Lake Washington Boulevard, and another on December 17th from a woman jogging at Lakeside Avenue South and Lake Washington Boulevard. The three reported incidents took place between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The women all described the suspect as an Asian male, in his twenties to forties, driving a white Lexus. Detectives are following leads in the case and are seeking additional information about any similar unreported incidents. If you have information about any similar incidents, or other details about the case, please contact SPD’s Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.