Serial groper on scooter wanted for inappropriate touchings on Bethesda Trolley Trail: police

New details have emerged as detectives in Montgomery County continue their search for a serial groper who they believe inappropriately touched multiple women along the Trolley Trail in Bethesda.

On Tuesday, police released new images showing the black and red Nike Jordans and what appears to be a Palace skateboarding sweatshirt the suspect is seen wearing in a cell phone video. It was one of the victims who was able to capture that video.

Police say the first attack happened around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 on Nicholson Lane. A female victim reported that she was near the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center when the man approached on an electric scooter, knocked her to the ground, and groped her before riding off.

The second attack happened Tuesday, May 23. Police say two females victims reported that they were walking along the same trail when a man on an electric scooter approached them and touched them inappropriately. One of the victims took video of the man as he rode off.

Police describe the groper as a man with a medium build, approximately five-feet-10-inches tall, in his 20s or 30s. He has short black hair and was riding an electric black and gray scooter. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses, a light gray hooded sweatshirt with a multicolor rainbow design on the back, black pants, and black, red, and white colored shoes.


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Detectives believe that there may be additional victims who have not contacted police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Montgomery County Police at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).