OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police are looking for a 14-year-old boy who they believe is a suspect in two sexual assaults and robberies over the past week.
Police have identified the teen as Brionn Glasper, an African American male, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.READ MORE: Fire Whirls, 'Pyro' Clouds, Smoky Skies: Extreme Fire Behavior a Preview of What's to Come
He is believed to be a suspect in two sexual assaults and robberies that took place in Oakland on the nights of January 6 and 12. The first occurred when a 28-year-old woman was walking on the 1200 block of Market Street. Police said she was approached by a person who simulated a firearm and demanded her wallet. The suspect then forced her to an isolated area, where he sexually assaulted her.
In the second attack, a 28-year-old woman was walking on the 600 block of 11th Street when she was approached by a person riding a bicycle. Once again, the suspect simulated having a handgun and demanded the woman’s purse. He forced her to an isolated area where he sexually assaulted her.
KCBS’ Susan Kennedy Reports:
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said that it is unusual for them to release the identity of a minor in an ongoing investigation.
“We’re dealing with a juvenile so the law does not allow us to release his photo to the media and to make the public aware of this particular threat to the community,” said Watson. “But the law does allow us to release his name and a physical description.”
Police said that they believe Glasper is armed and dangerous.
Oakland police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Youth and Family Services Division at (510) 238-3641. They are also advising women to be aware of their surroundings.MORE NEWS: After 5-Hour Chase in San Francisco, Dog Rescued, Restored to Owner
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