Video Released of Suspected Bike-Riding Serial Groper

The man is wanted in connection with a slew of sexual batteries in Long Beach. Victims range in age from 12 to the mid-60s.

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    At least a dozen crimes were reported from September through November, police said, and they suspect there may be more victims. All of the female victims were walking on a sidewalk when the man rode up behind them on a bicycle and grabbed either their buttocks or breasts as he passed by. Kim Baldonado reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012)

    Video was released Monday of a man on a bicycle wanted in connection with a series of sexual batteries in Long Beach.

    At least a dozen crimes were reported from September through November, police said The female victims range in age from 12 to the mid-60s.

    All of them were walking on a sidewalk when the man rode up behind them on a bicycle and grabbed either their buttocks or breasts as he passed by.

    Most of the assaults occurred either on or near Fourth Street between Chestnut and Junipero avenues.

    Police released the following log of incidents:

    •    Date:        Time:                 Location:
    • 9/24/12    8:40 p.m. 4th Street & Alamitos Avenue
    • 9/24/12    9:30 p.m. 4th Street & Nebraska Avenue
    • 9/26/12    9:30 p.m. 4th Street & Cherry Avenue
    • 10/2/12    8:45 p.m. 4th Street & Walnut Avenue
    • 10/12/12  6:40 p.m. Junipero Avenue & 3rd Street
    • 10/29/12  7:30 p.m. 4th Street & Cedar Avenue
    • 11/19/12  3:45 p.m. 4th Street & Elm Avenue
    • 11/19/12  4:30 p.m. Walnut Avenue & Erie Street
    • 11/19/12  5:00 p.m. 4th Street & Chestnut Avenue
    • 11/19/12  7:15 p.m. 4th Street & Lime Avenue
    • 11/20/12  6:30 p.m. 6th Street & Pacific Avenue
    • 11/22/12  9:55 p.m. Broadway & Hermosa Avenue

    The man was varyingly described as being between 25 and 50 years old, 5-feet-6 to 6-feet tall and 180 to 240 pounds, with gray and black hair.

    He was wearing a large oversize white T-shirt, gray or blue hooded sweatshirt or black-and-white flannel shirt, with either dark shorts or jeans, and black skate-style sneakers, police said.

    The bicycle was also varyingly described as a dark- or silver-colored mountain bike, BMX style bicycle, and a low-rider bicycle.

    Police released the video (embedded below) asking for the public's help to identify the man. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mike Solomita at 562-570-7368.

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