Denver police say serial groper has struck again

Posted on: 6:38 am, August 30, 2012, by

A serial groper has attacked four women in two weeks. This map shows the first three incidents. The fourth was reported near Washington Park on Sept. 4, 2012.

A serial groper has attacked four women in two weeks. This map shows the first three incidents. The fourth was reported near Washington Park on Sept. 4, 2012.

DENVER — Denver police are saying a serial groper has struck again. This time, the man police believe struck twice in a south Denver neighborhood has struck in northwest Denver.

Investigators say the suspect attacked and groped a woman near West 37th Avenue and Newton Street Tuesday night, and got away undetected.

“These incidents really cause us concern because now that he has had some level of success, he’s going to continue to do this,” Denver Police Det. John White said. “This individual knows what he’s doing and how to make a clean getaway.”

Police have said the suspect is a Hispanic man, about 6 feet tall and heavy set. He’s bald and between 20 and 30 years old, and has been seen wearing a baggy white t-shirt, baggy shorts and a long belt.

Last week, a man by the same description groped two women south of Cheesman Park, near East 5th Avenue and High Street. In both incidents, police say it appeared the attacker was waiting in a nearby alley.

Police believe the suspect is driving a black Nissan Altima or Maxima with tinted windows, a loud muffler, shiny rims and orange tape covering the license plate.

Originally, police believed the man may have been trying to kidnap women. They’ve since said this man only appears to be interested in touching women.