Edmonds police on Friday released a new video clip of the suspect being sought in the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl at Edmonds’ Ranch 99 Market Sept. 15 — after an attempted assault by the same man was reported at H-Mart in Lynnwood.
According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, police received an anonymous tip from a man who reported that the same suspect tried to sexually assault his daughter at the H-Mart Store, located in the 3300 block of 184th Street Southwest, just an hour after the Edmonds incident was reported.
Police obtained video of the suspect from the H-Mart Store — clearly the same person as the one identified in Edmonds — “staring at people and clearly touching himself with his hands in his pockets,” Hawley said.
Police urge anyone who has information on the suspect to contact them as soon as possible by calling 911 or via the anonymous tip form on the department website.
Hawley said police are also hoping the anonymous tipster will come forward and file an official report, so he can provide more details.