By CBSLA Staff

IRVINE (CBSLA) — Police need help to find a man they say groped an 11-year-old girl at a Target in Irvine.

(credit: Irvine Police Department)

The girl was with her family the 13200 Jamboree Road store last Monday when a man began following her. Police say she briefly separated from her family and went into another aisle, where the man approached her from behind and groped her.

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According to police, the girl ran away and found her family, while the man ran from the store and drove away.

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The man was described as a light-skinned man between 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-7 with a thin build, wearing a long-sleeve button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and gray pants cuffed at the bottom, and flip flops. He was believed to be driving a green 2014-2018 Kia Soul.

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Anyone with information about the man or the incident can contact Detective Gavin Hudson at (949) 724-7168 or email