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.READ MORE: COVID: Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.
“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.READ MORE: 2 Men Shot Outside High School Football Game in Campbell
The suspect’s name was not immediately available.MORE NEWS: Federal Court Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for California Prisons
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.