Cape Coral police release images of Publix indecent exposure suspect

Published: June 16, 2022 12:38 PM EDT
Updated: June 16, 2022 10:19 PM EDT

Cape Coral police have released images of the man they say assaulted a woman inside of a Publix on Saturday.

The man is also accused of exposing himself to the woman after he looked up her skirt and commented on how she looked.

The incident happened at the Publix at 100 Hancock Bridge Parkway W.

Police said they did not have surveillance footage of the attack, but they had images of the man entering and exiting the store.

It took them five days to release the images.

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Publix in Cape Coral. (Credit: Cape Coral Police Department)

The victim told police she did not know the man.

Customers who frequent the grocery store were shocked.

WINK News Safety and Security Specialist Rick Kolko said releasing the images will put all eyes on the suspect.

“Once a photo like this is released, if the right person sees it, they will recognize him immediately,” Kolko said. “Whether it’s the glasses, the facial hair, even the way the person walks. Those are things people quickly pick up on if it’s somebody they know. So that’s a large group of people right there that may potentially identify him.”

Cape Coral police hope anyone who recognizes the man will be able to call Cape Coral police with the information.