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Roanoke police asking for help identifying assault suspect

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Roanoke police are asking for help identifying this man.

Police say that in two separate incidents at the Valley View Mall on Saturday, he touched a teenage girl in a non-sexual manner and began talking to her.

The first incident was reported to police at 8:28 p.m. and officers collected video evidence of the suspect.

Officers later learned of another incident that happened to a different teenager a short time before officers were called to the mall.

Officers spoke with the second girl who provided a similar account of what had occurred with her. She provided a description of the suspect.

The suspect is described as a bald male with a large build.

Anyone who might recognize him is encouraged to call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Anonymous text messages can be sent to the number 274637 [Crimes]. Please start the text message with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent.