Suspect accused of sex offense outside Rockville grocery store

WASHINGTON — Police need help identifying a suspect who has been accused of inappropriately touching a woman outside of a grocery store in Rockville, Maryland, earlier this month. Montgomery County police released surveillance photos of the suspect Monday.

Here is a compilation of surveillance photos of the suspect accused of inappropriately touching a woman in Rockville, Maryland, on March 11, 2018. (Courtesy Montgomery County police)

According to a press release from police, around 4:44 p.m. on March 11, officers responded to a parking lot outside of a Harris Teeter at 12525 Park Potomac Ave. A 26-year-old woman told police a suspect touched her inappropriately from behind as she was putting her groceries in her car.  She also told police that the suspect had followed her around the store as she was shopping.

When the suspect inappropriately touched her, she confronted him, but he took off on foot, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the photos or has any more information about this case can call police at 240-773-6084 or submit a tip anonymously at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Below is a map of the area where the alleged sex offense happened.

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to clarify that this information was provided by police in their press release. 

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