Gwinnett County PD seeks help identifying suspect accused of inappropriately touching 13-year-old girl

Gwinnett County police seek help identifying a man accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at Burlington Coat Factory in Lawrenceville on New Year’s Day.

A 13-year-old girl reported being inappropriately touched by a man at Burlington Coat Factory at Sugarloaf Mills on New Year’s Day.

The Gwinnett County Police Department Special Victims Unit is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect.

According to Gwinnett County police, the incident occurred Jan. 1 around 6 p.m. at the store in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The girl’s mother reported the incident to the store manager.

The girl told the responding officer that the man had rubbed his private area against her as she was kneeling down looking at some clothing. The man also tried to engage her in conversation by asking her age.

Using her phone, the girl captured a picture of the man, which shows him wearing a dark blue windbreaker jacket with three white stripes and gray lining.

He is believed to be about 5 feet 6 inches tall with dark hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or by visiting

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