Sheriff Asks Public’s Help to Identify Man Accused of Lewd Conduct in Alamo

ALAMO – The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a lewd conduct incident that recently occurred at the Safeway grocery store at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center in Alamo.

On August 22, 2016 at about 9:07 PM, an adult female shopping in the store was followed by a man she did not recognize. At one point, this person masturbated next to the woman in the store aisle. When the woman turned toward the man and questioned him, he quickly left the store.

The suspect, who was caught on a store surveillance video, is described as a white male, early 20’s, dark hair, wearing a purple colored top, dark pants and carrying a backpack.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone who can identify this suspect or has any information on this incident is asked to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600.

Story update: Early Saturday evening, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report that a man matching the description of the suspect was walking on the Iron Horse Trail in Alamo. The caller stated that the subject was also seen holding a polka dot diaper bag.

When deputies made contact with the subject, they discovered he had 4 warrants seeking his arrest. He was placed in custody and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

It is unknown if investigators have connected the subject to the acts of lewd conduct at the Alamo Safeway.

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