Woman Robbed, Sexually Assaulted Near Lake Merritt

OAKLAND (BCN) — Oakland police issued a community alert Thursday for an incident on Tuesday night in which a woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in the Lake Merritt area.

Police said the woman was targeted as she came home Tuesday.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall. They said anyone with information about the incident should call (510) 238-3641.

Police said that as a safety reminder, the public should always be aware of their surroundings and shouldn’t be distracted by cell phones and electronic devices.

Residents and visitors should also stay in well-lit and populated areas, and be especially alert when entering and exiting their vehicles, police said.

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