NORTHRIDGE (CNS) – Cal State Northridge police today were searching for a man suspected of groping several women in the area of the campus.

   The most recent incident occurred about 5:10 p.m. Monday when the man, riding a Fixie bicycle, rode past a woman walking near Zelzah Avenue and Lassen Street and touched her buttocks, according to a statement from the CSUN Department of Police Services. The man then fled the area traveling eastbound on Lassen Street and southbound on Zelzah Avenue.

   The woman reported the encounter the next morning.

   Campus police said they are investigating the matter as a sexual battery that appears connected to incidents involving two other women that occurred in the same area on Feb. 6 and Feb. 18.

   The suspect was described as a man with a medium to heavy build who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, a dark-colored face mask, purple gloves, and red shoes.

   Anyone with information about his identity or whereabouts was asked to contact the CSUN Department of Police Service Services at 818 677-2111.