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Police seek man who pulled down pants, underwear of five women

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Police looking for man who pulled down the pants and underwear of five women in Sherman Oaks last month
Man sought in 'pantsing' of five women last month in Sherman Oaks
LAPD releases sketch of man wanted for pulling down the pants of five women in Sherman Oaks

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say ran up to five women and pulled down their pants and underwear.

Detectives on Thursday released a sketch of the man, who victims described as "someone who blends into the neighborhood not causing any suspicion," according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The morning attacks occurred between June 7 and June 29 in Sherman Oaks as the women reportedly walked their dogs, KTLA reported.

The man allegedly made eye contact with the women as he passed them. Then, he turned around, grabbed their buttocks and pulled down their pants and underwear, according to a department crime bulletin.

He is white or Latino in his mid 20s with black or brown hair and brown eyes, between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-9, and weighs from 145 to 160 pounds, police said.

He was seen driving what may be a late-1990s, four-door, gray Toyota Camry or Ford Taurus.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD's Van Nuys detectives at (818) 374-0040 or (877) 527-3247. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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