San Mateo PD asks residents for security footage to ID sexual assault suspect

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San Mateo police are searching for a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman in the city on Wednesday night.

Police responded to the area of 9th Avenue and S. El Camino Real at about 10:40 p.m. and met with the victim, a woman in her 60s, police said.

The victim described the suspect as a light-skinned male in his late teens to early 20s with brown, bushy hair and wearing dark-colored clothing, police said. The suspect was last seen walking southwest from the intersection where the reported attack occurred. Police are asking residents in the broader area with security cameras to review their footage for any person on foot or riding a bicycle between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“This investigation is ongoing, and information is preliminary at this time,” police said. “Should further information become available, an update will be issued. We understand the impact of this event and we appreciate any help provided by the community.”

Anyone with information and/or security camera footage is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Lee Violett at (650) 522-7662 or by email at lviolett@cityofsanmateo.org. Anonymous tips can be submitted here or by calling (650) 522-7676.

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