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Hunt for man after 62-year-old attacked

January 9, 2009 7:57:51 AM PST
Police in Hawthorne are trying to track down a man they say attacked a 62-year-old woman walking home from church on Christmas day.Police said the suspect beat the woman and knocked her to the ground in the 12200 block of Hawthorne Boulevard just before 8 a.m.

He allegedly tried to sexually assault her, but the woman was able to fight him off.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5 feet tall, with a medium build. He has a buzz-cut hairstyle with no facial hair, and was wearing a dark-colored shirt at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hawthorne police at (310) 349-2700, or (310) 349-2820.


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