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Two women report being assaulted with unknown substance at Baltimore County grocery stores

A man is spraying something on women at grocery stores
Woman claims man sprayed substance on her at supermarket
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Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 07:33:45-04

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Two women have come forward, accusing a man of assaulting them as they walked through supermarkets in Baltimore County.

Earlier this week, WMAR-2 News exclusively reported on a woman who claimed a man sprayed her with an unknown substance at a Giant Food in Owings Mills.

She says it happened the day after Labor Day, when a man began following her through the store.

The victim recalled when he finally approached and told her that she had something on her pant leg.

When she touched it, the woman began feeling dizzy.

The suspect tried following the victim out of the store, but she was able scare him off by bringing attention to the scene.

WMAR-2 News was able to obtain a surveillance photo of the man in question.

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Once our story aired, a second woman called police reporting the same man had assaulted her in a similar manner, on September 9 at Wegmans off Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

Police tell us they've reviewed surveillance footage of the first incident which showed the man spraying something on the victim.

Detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both incidents. They think he told the women that something was on their pants with the intention of having them touch the substance.

Now investigators need your help identifying and locating him. They fear there could be more victims.

If you know or saw anything, call police at 410-887-6975.