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Update: Police locate suspect in Walmart, Target assaults

TYLER, November 2, 2013— UPDATE: Thanks to the media and public the Tyler Police Department received numerous tips on the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to Assault by contact of a female victim at Walmart on Troup Highway. 

Investigators also determined that the suspect was responsible for the incident at Target.

The suspect was identified as Chaz Aaron Sansone, age 24, of Jacksonville, Texas.  Investigators located Sansone, issued him two citations for Class C Assault, and released him.


Original Story

TYLER, November 1, 2013— Tyler Police are investigating two cases of a Class C Assault where an unknown white male grabbed the buttocks of a female shopper inside the Walmart on Troup Hwy., and Target on S. Broadway.

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 around 6:00 p.m., security video obtained from Walmart shows the suspect acting suspicious and following the victim throughout the store before he touched her inappropriately.

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, around 8:40 p.m., a female reported to police that a male suspect had grabbed her buttocks while she was shopping inside Target on S. Broadway.

Investigators need your help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about this suspect involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833).

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