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Man wanted for inappropriately touching woman at Dearborn Walmart

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 23:11:04-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Police in Dearborn are asking for the public’s help with identifying a man who is accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a Walmart store.

The incident happened June 2 at around 2 p.m.

The Dearborn Police Department said a man wearing an Amazon hat and shirt touched a woman shopper inappropriately. They said she thought it was an accident until he grabbed her again.

"A few moments later, the subject came up a second time and more aggressively groped her from the backside, which resulted in slight confrontation,” Dearborn Police Department Cpl. Dan Bartok said.

The confrontation led to the suspect fleeing the scene. Surveillance video showed the man leaving Walmart in an unknown white crossover SUV.

Photo of the suspect vehicle. (Courtesy: Dearborn Police Department)

7 Action News reached out to Amazon, which said without a name, it can't confirm whether the man is an employee. But Dearborn police say the company is cooperating.

“We will not tolerate any violent act that violates a community member’s most basic sense of safety and autonomy. I urge the public to come forward and identify this individual so he can be held accountable,” Dearborn Police Department Chief Issa Shahin said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.