Man Suspected of Groping 2 Women, Stealing Tobacco Products in Mountain View

A man groped two women and shoplifted tobacco in Mountain View this week, police reported.

According to police, the first incident happened on Monday at about 9:30 a.m., when a 34-year-old woman was walking on the Stevens Creek Trail near Central Avenue and a man came up behind her and grabbed her.

Police said he ran north on the trail, and is suspected of groping another woman Tuesday. He allegedly approached her around 5:15 p.m. on a yellow bike in the area of the trail under state Highway 85, grabbed her and then rode away.

Police said the same man is suspected of stealing about $100 in tobacco products from Walgreens on E. El Camino Real.

The suspect is a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a hat, black pants and was shirtless during at least two of the reported incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Marco Garcia at

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