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Suspect Arrested For Groping Employee Inside Center City Store

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police apprehended a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a female employee inside a Center City clothing store Tuesday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. inside the Max Studio store in the 1600 block of Walnut Street.

According to investigators, a female employee was behind the counter when the lone customer in the store, a 50-year-old male, walked up to her and said several things to her of a sexual nature.

Police say the suspect then walked behind the counter and started to touch the female and attempted to lift up her skirt.

The suspect then fled the store but was taken into custody by an officer who happened to be near the store.

Investigators say there was no sexual contact made and the victim didn’t require hospitalization.

The suspect remains behind bars. The incident remains under investigation.

Reported By Steve Beck, CBSPhilly.com

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