Sex Crimes Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect

Sex Crimes Detectives Seeking ID of Suspect  15-001195 5 4705D218

Note: offenses occurred within last 3 months (approximately). Dates and exact addresses omitted to protect victim’s identities.

The Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying a male wanted for aggravated robbery, burglary and theft.

The male suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’1” with a stocky build wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight and a black face mask. The suspect seems to target women as they are entering their homes. Thus far, three cases have been connected to this suspect occurring in public housing in the area of East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue.

The suspect has, in each case, approached the women on a silver and black bicycle. The suspect threatened the victim with a silver and black gun in each case. The suspect has made some of the victims enter their homes at gunpoint and in each case has forced the victims to remove some or all of their clothing. He has also forced one of the victims to touch herself in a sexual manner. In each case, he took their money or property from them.

This photo depicts an image of who investigators believe to be the suspect. Although the photo is blurry, investigators hope that anyone with information will contact the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5630; Cleveland Police Detectives are also working closely with the CMHA Police Department on these cases and information can be provided to their investigators as well by calling 216-391-2642.