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IMPD seeks help to identify male who may have chased and grabbed female

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a male who was involved in a crime two weeks ago on the city’s near east side.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. May 9 near the 500 block of Dorman Street. Police arrived and spoke with a female who told officers that an unidentified male chased her and grabbed her.

The female was not injured, Officer William Young of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says.

He told News 8 the city has had about 16 similar cases recently, and the community’s tips are important to solve these cases. A neighbor had provided IMPD with video of the incident along Dorman Street near a pedestrian bridge over Pogue’s Run.

IMPD says the male ran before officers arrived. The male was described in a release Wednesday as 5 feet, 10 inches, and 200 pounds with a round face. In the surveillance video, he was wearing grey joggers, a blue zip-up jacket, and a beanie cap.

Young says, as summer approaches, people need to be aware of their surroundings.

The release did not say what exact crime was committed. The female was not identified. IMPD did not say whether the male or female were adults or juveniles.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact IMPD East District Detective Burger at 317-327-6228 or, or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.