Police seek man about reported assault

Police are searching for a man in a surveillance photo who they say might have information about a reported sexual assault in the GrandMarc last week.Surveillance camera images show a man near the woman who reported the assault in the front foyer of the GrandMarc at Westberry Place shortly after 3 a.m. Feb. 25, said Sgt. Jim Thomson of the Fort Worth Police Department sex crimes unit.

“He was right behind the victim when she was dropped off, standing in the foyer,” Thomson said. “He might be able to tell us more information because there were some other people we can’t see on the video.”

The 20-year-old woman had been out with friends, Thomson said, and her roommate’s boyfriend was taking her inside when the video was taken.

Thomson said the woman told police she woke up later and saw a man she did not recognize in her room but she was unable to clearly remember the incident.

Police have been contacting residents on the woman’s floor to identify the man in the image, Thomson said, but have been unable to determine if the man was a TCU student.

“We’re hoping someone will come forward and give us a name,” Thomson said.

Thomson said police distributed the photo and accompanying flier to the TCU Police Department, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Skiff and the GrandMarc office for circulation.

Representatives of the GrandMarc’s management company refused to comment on whether it will distribute the flier or the security measures of the complex.

As of Wednesday evening, the TCU Police Department was planning on sending the flier in an e-mail to students, Thomson said.

Residents of the GrandMarc use an electronic key to enter the building, and Thomson said the man came in at the same time as the woman and her friends.

“The door never closed and opened again. They all came in at the same time,” Thomson said.

Police are also searching for information concerning a man who neighbors say was knocking on doors and saying he was locked out of a room on the night the reported assault occurred.

“They did not recognize him from living on that floor, so they thought it was odd,” Thomson said.