OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in East Oakland earlier this month.

A 27-year-old woman reported being attacked in the 1300 block of 91st Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 4.

She told investigators a man had forced her against a vehicle and sexually assaulted her, police said. She was then able to break free and run away.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.

He has short black hair, brown eyes, a goatee and a dark complexion. The night of the assault, he was wearing a black hat, a black hooded jacket and black sweatpants, police said.

Police are reminding residents to be aware of their surroundings, stay in well-lighted and populated areas, and to lock car doors after getting into a vehicle.

The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Youth and Family Service Division at (510) 238-3641 or the Tip Line at (510) 637-0298.


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