IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - A 41-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by an armed man early Sunday on an Imperial Beach Street, sheriff's officials said.
The woman told deputies she was walking in the 700 block of Fifth Street, near Palm Avenue, on her way to the beach about 1:15 a.m., according to sheriff's Lt. James Bolwerk.
She was approached by an armed man she did not know who sexually assaulted her, Bolwerk said.
The woman escaped and ran toward a couple who was walking in the area for help, Bolwerk said.
Deputies were calledand set up a perimeter and used a dog to search for the suspect but were unable to locate him, Bolwerk said.
The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s who was about 6-feet-1 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt and dark colored shorts.
Sheriff's officials asked anyone with information to contact them at (858) 565-5200 or to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.