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Santa Monica women warned of sexual predator on bicycle

This map indicates the locations where sexual battery incidents occurred in the Santa Monica area.

May 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are warning women in the Santa Monica area to be on the lookout for a sexual predator who is using a bike to commit his crimes.

The first incident was in January when the man attacked a woman in the area of Franklin Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Since then, there have been five additional similar incidents in close proximity.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium-to-heavy build and straight, slicked-backed black hair.

Each time, the suspect was riding a bicycle, which was described only as a mountain bike.

If you have any information about these incidents, you're urged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department.