Sketch Issued of Man Wanted for Attacking Woman in Canoga Park

By Samantha Tata
|  Monday, Mar 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:33 PM PDT
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Public's Help Sought to Find Canoga Park Attacker

Authorities released this sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman while she walked along a Victory Boulevard bike path in Canoga Park, between De Soto and Canoga avenues.

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Police on Monday issued the sketch of a man wanted for attacking a 20-year-old woman as she walked along a bike path in Canoga Park.

The attack happened shortly before 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 on Victory Boulevard, between De Soto and Canoga avenues, according to officials with LAPD Topanga Station.

The woman spotted a man with blond hair and green eyes jump the fence that runs along the path. He briefly walked behind her before pushing the victim against the fence, unzipping her jacket and sexually assaulting her.

Police said the man touched the victim's breasts and tried to pull down her pants.

The victim, who managed to escape, kicked and pushed the man (pictured below) – described as white, in his early 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 140 pounds, with double piercings on both ears.

Police are advising anyone who sees or is approached by the man to call 911. Tips can be reported by calling Detective Abbinanti at 818-756-3376, or the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAPD-247.

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