Californian police are hunting for a man after a young girl was allegedly groped while shopping with her family in Target.
The Irvine Police Department said in a statement the girl was alone after her family went into a different aisle in the store.
Police allege a man then approached the young girl from behind and groped her.
"The victim ran from him and found her family while the suspect ran from the store and fled in a vehicle," police said.
Video of a man police wish to speak with was released in the hope somebody in the local area could identify him.
It shows him walking into the Target store wearing a face mask and looking at a mobile phone.
He is later seen holding his arm across his stomach as he strides past shopping trolleys.
Police described him as light-skinned and about 170 centimetres tall with a thin build.
He is believed to be aged between 35 and 45.
The suspect was wearing a long sleeve button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, grey pants cuffed at the bottom and a pair of thongs.
It is believed the man fled the department store in a green Kia Soul manufactured between 2014 and 2018.
Police allege the man committed sexual battery against the 11-year-old girl in the store and were calling on people who recognised him to come forward.
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