BY TARYN FITSIK
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y.--With new surveillance video, police search for the suspect accused of groping a female shopper at the Walmart in East Greenbush.
Police say while the two incidents are not related, they do not have anyone in custody for the most recent assault, which happened on Thursday.
The surveillance video from Walmart shows the moments leading up to the forcible touching incident.
You can see a woman stopped in the middle of an aisle, and a man coming around the corner.
He makes a turn into the aisle and closely brushes past her, making physical contact, and then keeps walking.
The woman continues down to the next aisle in the store in the health and beauty section, where the suspect follows her, and commits the act again, this time more aggressively.
The victim grabs her cart and runs away.
"We're hoping someone will be able to recognize the picture, the individual inside the store, or the truck," says Sergeant Ernest Tubbs.
The truck police are talking about is a dark colored Ford or Chevy pick-up truck, with a yellow snow plow and white marks on the door.
This is the second incident in one month at the Eeast Greenbush Walmart, the first time police arrested Gregory Strong, for allegedly forcibly touching a woman at two in the morning inside the store.
"At this point we don't believe there is a connection between the two incidents," says Sergeant Tubbs.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Walmart says, "First and foremost, this type of behavior is not acceptable in our stores. Once we became aware of the situation, we immediately notified local law enforcement. We work closely with the East Greenbush Police Department and have provided information to them for their investigation."
But the alleged victim of the second incident doesn't agree. While she did not want to go on camera, she told News 10's Taryn Fitsik in a statement, "Walmart should have been on their P's and Q's in the first place, the first time that it happened. They should have discussed it, and put a plan into action to make sure it didn't happen again. How can they say they care if they did nothing?"
Right now police are stressing the importance for people to be aware of their surroundings. If anyone recognizes the suspect in the surveillance video, contact the East Greenbush police department.