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Police release videos of a man violently hitting random women in Richmond

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 10:23:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police have released security videos in the hopes someone will come forward with information to identify a man seen assaulting women in Richmond and Henrico County.

"At around noon on August 31, 2020, security video shows a man rising from his seat on a GRTC Pulse bus. As he steps towards the back of the bus, he intentionally and forcefully strikes the victim, seated directly behind him, in the head," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "The suspect pretends to slip, and then slips near the driver. We covered the victim’s face for her safety, but detectives would like to speak to her about the incident."

Police said the same man randomly attacked two other women.

"At around 10:15 a.m. on August 31, 2020, security video shows the elderly victim using a cane to cross East Broad Street at North 4th Street. When she reaches the sidewalk, the suspect punches her in the face with such force she’s knocked to the ground. The suspect walked away," the Richmond Police spokesperson said.

On July 21, the man is accused of another incident aboard the bus.

"At around 3:45 p.m. on July 21, 2020, security video shows the victim on her phone and the suspect seated directly in front of her. As the bus approaches a stop, the suspect leans back and elbows her in the head and chest," the Richmond Police spokesperson said. "The suspect again pretends he slipped and fell, then elbows the victim in the head a second time. The suspect exited the bus."

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.