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LAPD Searching For 2 Men Accused Of Up To 13 Incidents Of Groping In Los Angeles Area

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- Police are searching for two men who have been approaching women in Los Angeles neighborhoods and groping them before fleeing.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the men targeted young women who were walking or jogging alone.

They flee the scene either on foot, bicycle, skateboard or in a silver Mercedes Benz sedan.

As many as 13 sexual batteries have occurred between May 14 and June 16 in the Palms and Venice neighborhoods. Police believe there could also be additional instances in Culver City and Marina del Rey.

LAPD released pictures of the suspects, who were described as two black males in their 20s, on Wednesday to their Twitter account. The suspect pictured below on the left is described as tall and slender and the one on the right is described as shorter and heavier set.


LAPD shared a video of one of the suspects skateboarding, wearing a mask and a red Adidas tracksuit.

The other suspect's clothing description was harder to make out based on the image but he appeared to be wearing a red shirt with cut-off sleeves and black pants or joggers, with a black hat.

The two men have not been spotted together, according to police, but authorities believe they may be working together.

Anyone with information about the incidents or the suspects is urged to call LAPD's Operation West Bureau, Sexual Assault Section, at 213-473-0447.

See the LAPD flyer below or LAPD's tweet about the incident for more information.

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