2 more report suspicious ‘security guard’

Four women have now come forward with reports of 'security guard' approaching them in SE Portland

A man who claims to work as a security guard near OMSI and the Tillikum Crossing bridge is being sought for inappropriately touching two women, July 16, 2014. (KOIN 6)
A man who claims to work as a security guard near OMSI and the Tillikum Crossing bridge is being sought for inappropriately touching two women, July 16, 2014. (KOIN 6)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Two more women have come forward to report similar incidents in regard to a man, claiming to be a security guard, who has been approaching women in Southeast Portland.

The first new incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. outside OMSI on July 12. The victim reported to police that she left work at OMSI and was walking to the streetcar when she saw a dark-colored security van parked in the OMSI lot with a security guard lingering near the vehicle.

The victim told police that it seemed obvious the man was a security guard, but she said she was certain he did not work at OMSI.

The security guard spoke to her, she told police, and was “hitting on” her while he was on duty. The woman said she continued walking, and the man did not follow her.

A second incident then occurred around 9 p.m. on the same day at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

That victim told police she was driving northbound on Milwaukie Avenue and stopped in the left turn lane for westbound Powell Boulevard. The woman told police that the suspect pulled up to the light on the right side of her vehicle, engaged her in conversation and asked if she was interested in “hooking up.”

She told police that she politely declined, the light turned green and she drove away.

These two new reports are in addition to the initial two reports on July 12 and July 14.

In each instance, the women described the suspect in a similar way. He’s an African American male, 30- to 40-years-old, with a possible shaved head, odd-shaped goatee and sideburns, wearing a navy blue button down shirt with a white T-shirt underneath and a yellow or green neon jacket with white reflectors.

He claims to work as a security guard near OMSI and the Tillikum Crossing bridge and drives a dark blue or black minivan with the word “Security” taped to the door.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503.823.3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 911.

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