Sexual assault suspect sought in San Bernardino

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a man suspected of assaulting a woman while she walked to work in San Bernardino. (KABC)

Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a man suspected of assaulting a woman while she walked to work in San Bernardino.

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman was walking to work westbound on Baseline Street, just west of Del Rosa Avenue, when she noticed a man following her. She told authorities she crossed Del Rosa and that's when she saw the suspect running toward her.

She began running away from him when he caught up to her and pulled her hair. The suspect was then able to turn the woman around and attempted to take off her shirt and unbutton her pants.

The victim was able to punch him in the face several times and poke his left eye. She broke free, ran westbound down Baseline and the suspect fled in an unknown direction, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned man about 25 years old, standing 6 feet tall, weighing about 240 pounds, unshaven with a short beard, mustache and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, gray baseball cap and jean shorts.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Detective Bureau at the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 782-7463.
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