ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — Police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in the toy aisle of a Hayward dollar store on Sunday afternoon.
The girl and her mom were shopping at the 99 Cents Only store at 20882 Mission Blvd. at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday when a man grabbed her and forced his hand into her pants, sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said.
The man approached the child while she was momentarily separated from her mother, Kelly said.
According to deputies, the suspect told the girl, “Don’t tell anybody.”
Kelly says the man ran from the store after the assault. The store’s surveillance cameras did not record the attack but they may have captured the man entering and exiting the building.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black or Latino man in his late teens to 20-years-old, and standing about 6 feet tall.
The suspect had a flattop haircut and was wearing a white T-shirt, dark jeans and black tennis shoes.
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