SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Police released new details in the case of a violent sexual assault involving a woman in her 60s, in hopes it will lead to the suspect’s arrest.
The attack happened Wednesday night around 10:40 p.m., in the area of 9th Avenue and S. El Camino Real. The victim was beaten and sexually assaulted.READ MORE: California's COVID-19 Independence Day Greeted With Relief And Elation
Police describe the attacker as a White or Hispanic homeless male in his late teens, or early 20s, with curly hair, light skin and average weight and built.READ MORE: Bay Area Heat Wave Rekindles Memories Of Flex Alerts, Rotating Outages
Investigators have found items that fit the description of the suspect on the night of the attack – a bicycle with duct tape on the seat, black pants and a red lifeguard sweatshirt.
Police said the suspect is no longer wearing the clothes in the original description, but he may be carrying a backpack or satchel.MORE NEWS: COVID: Experts Warn More Contagious Delta Variant Could Sicken Unvaccinated
In addition to releasing a photo of the red sweatshirt, police have learned the suspect visited several businesses in San Mateo and are asking them to check their surveillance camera footage.