Santa Monica Beach Sex Attack Suspect Described
It happened again:
A man recently grabbed a woman on the beach in Santa Monica and attempted to sexually assault her. In fall a jogger was chased down by a man and raped, police said, but in that case a suspect had been arrested.
In the most recent attack, cops are still looking for their guy:
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The latest incident happened about 5:45 p.m. Christmas Day, but cops recently come up with a sketch of the suspect and are now asking for your help tracking him down.
According to a Santa Monica police statement, this is what happened:
... The victim was walking northbound on the beach near the waterline in the 2700 block of the beach. The suspect ran towards the victim and stopped in front of her with his arms out. He grabbed the victim in a bear hug, pushed her to the ground and forced her legs apart. The victim fought back and as a result, the suspect got up and ran away.
The suspect is described as Latino, around 5 feet, 8 inches tall with wavy hair, thick eyebrows and a "physically fit" physique.
Cops here note that, unlike in the last case, the suspect does not appear to be a transient.
Maybe know who it is? Call police at 310-458-8427.
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