UPDATE: Child inappropriately touched at TJ Maxx

Posted at 2:57 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 14:34:41-04

UPDATE:  Tarpon Springs police are no longer actively searching for a suspect.  During the investigation, detectives identified a person of interest. The investigation continues.


Original Story:

Detectives need help identifying a young man who they said may have inappropriately touched a child inside a store.

The suspicious incident happened Saturday at the TJ Maxx store off US 19 N in Tarpon Springs.

According to detectives, the suspect may have gone into the restroom and inappropriately touched the child and tried to take a picture of the kid. Detectives said the child is 6 years old.

"It's scary that you can't let your kids come shopping with you," a concerned parent said.

The individual is wanted for questioning.