If Lawrence Township police have success identifying and locating him, a man who grabbed a young woman as she shopped at Quaker Bridge Mall earlier this week will be charged with criminal sexual contact.
Police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry said the crime happened a little before 12:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 22) after the man followed the 19-year-old Ewing Township woman into Pacific Sunwear at the mall in the 3300 block of Brunswick Pike (Route 1).
As the woman was looking at merchandise inside the store, the man allegedly brushed up against her, grabbed her buttocks and then said “Excuse me,” according to Ubry. The man remained in the store for a time, watching the woman, but then left.
The woman used her cell phone to call her mother, who in turn notified township police.
Police officers and mall security guards searched the mall property but were not able to locate the man, who was described as Hispanic, in his 40s, unshaven, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches tall, wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt with large white letters written across the chest.
Detective Robert Potter and Officer Robert Loveless are leading the investigation. Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call them at (609) 896-1111.