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San Diego police search for sex assault suspect

The attack occurred about 6 p.m. Thursday near the 4900 block of Yerba Anita Drive, according to San Diego police Lt. Adam T. Sharki.
Credit: San Diego Police Department

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego police Saturday asked the public for help identifying and locating a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in the College West area.

The attack occurred about 6 p.m. Thursday near the 4900 block of Yerba Anita Drive, according to San Diego police Lt. Adam T. Sharki.

The suspect attacked the 26-year-old woman from behind, Sharki said.

"The woman fought back during the sexual assault and her attacker ran away," he said.

The suspect is described as a 25- to 29-year-old white man, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, 190-200 pounds, with short dark hair, thick eyebrows and a full beard and mustache, Sharki said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 619- 531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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