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BOULDER – Cameras captured a man smiling as he left a Boulder Safeway last week, but police say what he did is no laughing matter.

Police released photos Thursday of a man they say grabbed a woman at a Safeway and tried to kiss her.

At 8:25 p.m. on June 4 officers responded to the Safeway at 3325 28th Street on a report of a possible sex assault.

The woman told police she was buying groceries when she was approached by a man she didn't know as she was heading for the check-out stand.

The man asked her if she knew where items were located and she gave him directions, but he did not leave.

"What would you do if I kissed you right now?" he asked the woman. He then grabbed the back of her neck and tried to pull her closer.

She pushed the man away and noticed he had a "GoPro-style" camera in his right hand. It was pointing at her.

She told police he attempted to kiss her again. She was able to push him away once more, yelled and looked around to see if anyone else witnessed the assault.

When she looked back, the man was no longer there.

The man is described as white with a thin athletic build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white baseball cap backwards, short black shorts, a blue T-shirt and tennis shoes with bright yellowing coloring on the top of them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.

Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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