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Police hunt for man suspected of sexually assaulting woman in Arcadia

Police hunt for man suspected of sexually assaulting woman in Arcadia
The Arcadia Police Department released a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman while she was walking in Arcadia over the weekend. (Arcadia Police Department)

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was walking in an Arcadia on Saturday.

The woman was walking in the 2300 block of South Santa Anita Avenue about 8:40 p.m. when a man approached and sexually assaulted her, police said. Authorities did not specify the nature of the attack.

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The suspect rode away in a silver or metal-color BMX-style bicycle. Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 to 150 pounds with a shaved head, a long nose and a distinct crossed left eye.

The man, who was wearing a light T-shirt and dark shorts at the time, also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck resembling growing plant vines, police said.

Arcadia had eight reported rapes/assaults in 2017 and four in 2016, according to city crime statistics.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5151 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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