SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Police in San Mateo said a man suspected of sexual battery at a laundromat earlier this week has been arrested.

The man was arrested after “an alert community member” recognized the suspect from a surveillance photo released by police on Thursday, police said Saturday. The suspect was arrested without incident.

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“We would like to thank our community members for your assistance in locating this suspect,” police said.

Around 1:10 p.m. on Monday, officers were called to the Kingston Coin Laundry on North Kingston Street after a woman said she was groped by the suspect. He fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

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Surveillance photo of man suspected in sexual battery incident at a laundromat in San Mateo on November 15, 2021. (San Mateo Police Department)

Surveillance photo of man suspected in sexual battery incident at a laundromat in San Mateo on November 15, 2021. (San Mateo Police Department)

The suspect’s name was not immediately available.

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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Brendan Bartholomew of the San Mateo Police Department at 650-522-7330. Tips can be submitted anonymously online or by calling 650-522-7676.