CHANDLER, AZ - Authorities are asking for the public's help identifying a man who sexually assaulted a woman in the parking lot of Chandler Fashion Center mall.
Chandler Police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the incident happened between 12:45 a.m. and 1 a.m. Saturday near Buffalo Wild Wings and the theaters.
Favazzo said evidence indicates the suspect followed the victim to the parking lot and was not already on mall property.
In surveillance video, the man is seen running, in an effort to better watch his victim as she was in the restaurant, Favazzo said.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark hair that is about two or three inches long. He was wearing a dark, short sleeved shirt, long pants and dark colored shoes at the time of the assault.
Surveillance video showed the suspect driving a red, 2-door passenger car with light colored rims or possibly having wheel covers.
Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault suspect is encouraged to call Chandler police at 480-782-4130 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or silentwitness.org.