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Suspect sought in Torrance attack attempt

The Torrance Police Department released this sketch of a suspect wanted for trying to attack a woman on the 2800 block of 235th Street on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

June 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a man who tried to attack a woman who was walking along a sidewalk in Torrance.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday on the 2800 block of 235th Street. The suspect grabbed the woman from behind, but after she struggled, he hit her and ran away.

The suspect is described as an African American man in his 20s, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches with a medium build and short hair. He was seen wearing a white T-shirt at the time of the attack.

If you have any information regarding this suspect, you're urged to call the Torrance Police Department at (310) 328-3456.