A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with a sexual battery in a Beverly Hills grocery store, police announced Friday.
Ernesto Salinas of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday and booked for sexual battery and burglary after stories on newscasts resulted in tips from the public, said Beverly Hills Lt. Lincoln Hoshino.
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The crime in the Pavillions market in the 9400 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Beverly Drive, occurred in late January, but the video and still images that were released last week needed to be enhanced to make the suspect identifiable, Hoshino said.
"The suspect engaged the victim in conversation and used a ruse to bait the victim into assisting him in removing an item from a high shelf," Hoshino said. "As the victim reached up to retrieve the item, the suspect sexually battered her."
Salinas was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.