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Huntington Beach sexual battery, armed robbery suspect sought

Huntington Beach police released this composite sketch of an armed robbery and sexual battery suspect who attacked a woman on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.

October 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Huntington Beach police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed and sexually battered a woman at gunpoint.

Police say the victim, a female adult, was returning home at approximately 1 a.m. on Oct. 3 when the suspect approached her from behind. Investigators say the suspect, who had a handgun, grabbed the woman, covered her mouth and ordered her not to scream.

The victim resisted and they both fell to the ground. According to police, the suspect sexually battered the victim before taking her property and fleeing the area.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect, who is described as a male Hispanic, about 22 to 26 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. The man was wearing a black, short-sleeved T-shirt with white and blue designs and blue jeans.

Investigators released a composite sketch. If you recognize the suspect or you have any information about this case, you're urged to call the Huntington Beach Police Department's hotline at (714) 375-5066 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIPS-OCCS.