Portland Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspect Possibly Using a Cell Phone to Take Up-Skirt Photos

January 25, 2013 15:25

  

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who police believe was trying to take pictures up a woman's skirt at a Northeast Portland department store on January 13, 2013.

The 34-year-old woman told police that she was at Ross Dress for Less, located at 9916 Northeast Halsey Street, when she noticed a man crouch down behind her very closely in the children's section. She confronted the man who walked away from her. The victim was then in the check-out line when the suspect, who was now behind her, was asked to leave the store by an employee.

The employee told the victim that he observed the suspect bend down behind the victim, with his cell phone in hand, and that it appeared that the suspect was attempting to take photos up the victim's skirt.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his early 30s, 5'9" tall, 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, wearing black dress pants, black dress shoes, and a black rain coat.

Anyone recognizing the surveillance image of the suspect is asked to provide information to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov, reference case #13-5036.

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