Man arrested for allegedly grabbing women walking down street

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Man accused of groping women in Tempe

TEMPE - The following is a press release from the Tempe Police Department:

Tempe police arrested a man today (Nov. 13) on suspicion of grabbing two women who were walking down the street and touching them inappropriately.

Corey D. Glancy, 20, (DOB: 10/26/88), of Tempe, was arrested at 6:57 a.m. at his residence in the 7100 block of S. Parkside. Police officers went to the home after they noticed a truck matching the description of the one seen at the crimes.

The first incident occurred at 6:21 a.m. in the 7300 block of S. Hardy after a woman stepped off a bus and began walking down the sidewalk. It is believed that Glancy tried to lure the woman into his truck, and then got out and grabbed her by the arm and touched her inappropriately. The victim was able to get away and call police.

Eight minutes later, at 6:29 a.m. in the area of Hardy and Grove Parkway, the same man tried to lure another woman who was walking down the sidewalk into his truck. In this case, the man got out of his truck, chased the woman down, then touched her inappropriately. He then tried to grab the victim's purse, and as she woman struggled with him, he acquired a piece of her property. The suspect left the area and the victim called police.

Glancy was arrested and booked into Tempe City Jail on three counts sexual abuse, three counts assault and one count robbery.

The investigation is still ongoing. Additional details will not be available at this time.

The Tempe Police Department wants to remind residents to be aware of surroundings when walking down sidewalks at any time of day. Please remember to carry a charged cell phone in case of an emergency, but to avoid talking on cell phones or listening to music while walking down the street. Walk in well-lit areas and try to walk with a friend if possible. If you become the victim of a crime, call 911 as soon as possible.