Suspect wanted after forcibly groping woman walking in Lakeland

LAKELAND - Lakeland Police are searching for the suspect who forcibly groped a woman on the road Monday afternoon.

A composite sketch has been released and authorities are asking the public to help locate the offender.

The incident happened on along the 700 block of Crevasse St at 4:20 p.m.

The victim was walking along the area when the suspect grabbed the woman and touched her inappropriately.

He threatened to kill her if she cried out for help, but neighbors stopped the attack from continuing.

The suspect is described as a tall black male, possibly over 6'0" and very thin.

He was last seen wearing a blue Polo shirt with thin white stripes, jeans and a color cap. He was carrying a large backpack.

Police are asking that anyone with information call at (863) 834-6900.

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