Metro seeks to speak to man about incident involving child at store

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Metro Police want to speak to a man who is a person of interest in an incident involving a child at a local store.

On Nov. 24, at approximately 10 p.m. a family was shopping inside of a retail store located near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard when their son was allegedly detained by a man in the bathroom.  

According to police, while the family was in the building shopping, their son went inside of the restroom and was in there for some time. When a family member was about to go and check on the juvenile, the child came out, and the family left the store. 

However, as they were leaving, the juvenile disclosed to a parent that a man kept him in the restroom and wouldn’t let him leave.
The family went back into the store and reported the incident to employees, but the suspect was not found. 

On Nov. 27,  the incident was reported to Metro Police detectives with the Sexual Assault Section.  Later in their investigation, detectives were able to obtain still photos of the person of interest.

The person of interest was described as a white or Hispanic male adult between the ages of 30 and 37. He was about 5-feet-6-inches tall; he had a medium build, dark hair and scruffy facial hair. 

The man has also been seen on more than one occasion wearing a blue baseball hat. 

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of the person of interest is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain
anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. 

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