The Chula Vista Police Department has noticed an increase of incidents involving women being inappropriately touched. In all cases, the victim’s have been in a public area and were touched over their clothing and the suspect has fled on foot after committing the crime.
There are various suspect descriptions ranging from a Hispanic male to a Black male between the ages of 18-35 years old. 5’5”-6’ tall and thin to medium build. In most cases, the suspect wears a hooded sweatshirt.
The Police Department would like to remind all residents of the following precautions:
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions from cell phones, I-Pods, etc.
- Walk confidently and at a steady pace.
- If you think you are being followed, walk toward an area that is well lit and well populated.
- Be careful when people stop you for directions or money. Always reply from a distance.
- Never get too close to solicitors who are in cars.
- If you are in trouble or feel you are in danger, don’t be afraid to attract help any way you can. Scream, yell, or run away to safety.
If you see suspicious activity, call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151.
By taking a few minor precautions we can all help to increase safety in our community.
Police Public Information Office