Irvine police search for groping suspect

Irvine police are looking for a man his mid-20s who groped two young girls on their way home from a bus stop Monday.

The 12-year-old victims described the man as African American, 6-feet tall, muscular and having curly hair tied back into a short pony tail, according to a Police Department news release.

The girls were walking in the Quail Hill community at 3:30 p.m. when they were approached by the man, who appeared to be jogging. He touched the girls over their clothing, then fled on foot.

The girls saw the suspect shortly later driving in a small, white sport-type vehicle.

The suspect had yet to be identified and no more victims have come forward as of Wednesday, said Lt. Julia Engen.

— Sarah Peters

Twitter: @speters01

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