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UPDATE: Stranger Who Allegedly Grabbed, Tried to Kiss Middle Schooler at Gas Station Arrested

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, surrendered to police around 1 p.m. this afternoon.

Update at 2:28 p.m.—

Police officials say the suspect involved in this incident surrendered to police around 1 p.m. this afternoon. The suspect's name has not yet been released.

A Nixle Alert update sent out by police says the case is still being investigated and will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for charging. 

Original story—

San Leandro Police say a man grabbed a male middle school student and tried to kiss him while the student was standing with other teens at a gas station in San Leandro this morning.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male in his 50s to 60s. He was wearing a black sweatsuit and sunglasses, according to the Nixle Alert.

Details provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alerts—


Several Bancroft Middle School students were congregating at the Shell Gas Station located at 1285 Bancroft Avenue this morning around 8:20 a.m.

About that time, a male adult suspect drove into the gas station and parked his pick-up truck at one of the pumps. The suspect got out of his truck and walked into the cashier/convenience store area. 

After the suspect exited the store moments later, he walked up to a male student, reached over and grabbed this student by his shoulders. The suspect then pulled the male student towards him, leaned over and attempted to kiss him. The student was able to forcibly push himself away from the suspect at which time the suspect walked back to his truck. The suspect continued to use vulgar language and make lewd comments to all of the students in the general vicinity. 

With the help of the gas station attendant and Bancroft Middle School staff, San Leandro Police Department personnel have generated several strong leads in this investigation. 

Lieutenant DeCosta said, “This is a great example of the partnership our Department has with citizens who work in the City as well as the School District personnel who wasted no time in reporting this crime. With their assistance, we hope to identify the suspect in this case and maintain the safest possible atmosphere at our schools.” 

Brian Montoya March 19, 2014 at 05:20 PM
So you cant report that the suspect was white or black? Dark skinned male can be interperated so many ways. If you want this scum bag caught try describing them as they are and not worry about offending anyone.
Brian Montoya March 19, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Perhaps i should say what was the ethnicity instead of singling out white or black.

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