SFPD seek public’s help in identifying suspect


On January 6, 2013 at approximately 2:40 in the morning, the victim, a 31-year-old San Francisco woman, was walking westbound on 23rd Street toward Church Street. The victim noticed the suspect walking toward her eastbound on 23rd a half block away. As the suspect got closer, she became aware that he was staring at her.

The victim tried to avoid the suspect but he lunged at her, grabbing her by the head and throwing her to the pavement. The suspect then straddled her and slammed her head onto the concrete. In the struggle, the victim was able to free herself and screamed for help. A person in the neighborhood heard the screaming, looked out the door and yelled at the suspect to leave the victim alone. The suspect then ran eastbound on 23rd toward Valencia Street.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic male, 25 years of age, 5’10″, 160lbs, with a buzz haircut and slight beard growth. He was wearing a dark hooded shirt and dark pants.

A forensic sketch of the suspect accompanies this press release and is posted on the police department’s Web site, www.sanfranciscopolice.org.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact San Francisco Police anonymously at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD typed in at the beginning of the message.

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