Officers Searching For Man Who Groped Two Women In Ballard Tuesday

Officers are searching for a man after he groped two people just blocks apart in Ballard Tuesday morning.

Ballard High School security called 911 after one of their female students reported a man in the parking lot had grabbed her buttocks as she was walking into the school at 11:30 am.  The student said the suspect, a Hispanic man in his 30’s wearing paint splattered pants, got into a red pickup truck and drove off as she entered the building.

Another woman reported a similar encounter when a man matching the earlier description, ran up behind her and grabbed her buttocks before running off.  The victim last saw the suspect running away through the 6000 block of 15 Ave. NW.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find anyone matching the description.

If you have any information in these cases, please call (206)625-5011 and speak with an officer.