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Police Searching for Attempted Rape Suspect

The suspect robbed a woman and tried to sexually assault her on the street but was startled by a passing car, police said.

Authorities are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who they say robbed and attempted to rape a woman who was walking near a popular Union City intersection last week.

Police said the victim was walking alone on the 2400 block of Almaden Boulevard near Alvarado-Niles Road at about 10:30 p.m. last Sunday.

She had recently left a local store when she was approached by a man holding a handgun.

The suspect pointed the gun at her, forced her to the ground and took her money.

He then tried to sexually assault her but was started by a car that passed by, police said. He fled on foot northbound on Almaden Boulevard.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

The suspect was described as biracial (African American and white) male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with a medium build, dark hair, dark eyes and a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

He was wearing a light colored hoodie with the hood over his head, black pants and black shoes.

A police sketch of the suspect is above.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Luevano at at 510-471-1365 or the anonymous tip line at 510-675-5207. Tips can also be e-mailed to tips@unioncity.org.

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Carly September 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Walking alone at about 10:30 p.m. Don't do that!!!!!
Pamela Mayr September 17, 2012 at 04:37 PM
That is Blaming the Victim and you are Wrong for saying that!! Maybe she had no choice, you did not know all the circumstances so who are you to judge!
Allison September 17, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Calm down, Pamela. Carly isn't blaming the victim.
mr haho September 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I lived around there for years. Stuff like this don't surprise me there's a lot of creeks around there to escape into
g September 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM
i been living here for 35years and it has really changed alot too many freakin TWEAKERS around here

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