Don't read this while you eat lunch.
After two incidents last week, the Business Improvement Area'ssecurity department and the Tacoma Police Department has issued an alert about a man assaulting women.
During the past week, there have been two incidents involving a black male approaching unsuspecting female employees in the Antique Row business area along Broadway.
The subject would distract the employee and begin masturbating when she is not looking. At least one unconfirmed report on social media outlets states the man ejaculated on at least one of the victims while she had turned away.
The suspect is in his Late teens to early 20's, with a "baby face,” described as 6-feet to 6-feet, 2-inches tall, with a very thin build. The person of interest has been also described as having no facial hair and feminine facial features. The incidents have occurred at retail establishments, not offices or restaurants, in the BIA area. At the time of the incidents, the person was wearing a dark green or black windbreaker with no hood, a black do-rag, baggy medium blue jeans with white piping and an ornate design on the pockets and carrying a backpack.
Police and the Downtown Business Association are working in coordination with the department's Special Assault Unit detectives on suspect identification.
This information is being provided by the Tacoma Police Department not with the intent of alarming the community, but as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and activities as you conduct business in the downtown area. These incidents are being actively investigated by the Tacoma Police Department and contact CLO Marty Price at (253) 591-5685, Det. Keith Miller at (253) 594-7921 or Lt. LeRoy Standifer at (253)591-5431.