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Hunt for suspect in robbery, attempted rape

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a sketch of a man wanted in the robbery and attempted rape of a woman in Canyon Country. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

March 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
L.A. County sheriff's deputies need the public's help finding a man who robbed a woman and attempted to rape her at a Canyon Country condo.

The woman told deputies that the man attacked her in a hallway outside the parking garage in the 18000 block of Sundowner Way at about 8 a.m. Thursday. The woman suspect stole her purse and ran away after she fought back.

Authorities say the suspect also exposed himself to a second victim in the area moments before the attack.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 25 to 30 years of age, 5'10" and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black jacket, black shorts and a red beanie.

Anyone with information is urged to call the L.A. County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.