A man police suspect directed sexual comments to young girls at department stores in Grapevine and Plano was arrested in Irving Friday.
Police told NBC 5 that 38-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Roblez was arrested by the Irving police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service after a short chase.
Roblez was arrested Friday afternoon for failure to register as a sex offender and for a parole violation for indecency with a child.
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Police said he is a suspect in several other child-related sexual offenses in multiple North Texas cities. He was booked into the Irving Jail and is expected to be later transferred to the Dallas County Jail.
According to witnesses, a man at a Grapevine Target store "made a lewd comment to a 9-year-old girl about assaulting her" and, moments later, "propositioned another child's mother about sex acts with her 11-year-old daughter" Sunday.
The man was seen on surveillance video recorded by the store's cameras and was later identified by police as Roblez. In a joint effort, police in Grapevine, Irving and Dallas conducted an investigation with the Texas Attorney General's Office and the North Texas Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Roblez.
Plano police received similar reports Sept. 23 at a Walmart and Sept. 23 and 30 at Target stores. A police spokesman said they think Roblez was the man involved in each report.
It is not known if Roblez has an attorney.