Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted
June 25, 2010
The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in three sexual assaults.
The suspect rides his bicycle next to the victims. As he passes the victims, he grabs their buttocks, breast or genital area. The suspect is described as a Male Latin, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” 180 pounds, unshaven, wearing a short-sleeved chef’s coat and pants with a small black and white checkered pattern. The suspect was possibly riding a ten-speed bicycle.
The assaults occurred:
June 22, 2010 at 4:09 p.m. in the area of 14th and Santa Monica Blvd – two victims
June 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the area of 2nd and Strand
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Duane Hicks at (310) 458-8983, Sergeant Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959, or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
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