Cops Seek Man who Sexually Assaulted Woman in Pasadena

The attack happened in an alley in Old Pasadena on Saturday night

By Jason Kandel
|  Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:35 PM PDT
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Police say the attack happened on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. as a woman was leaving a restaurant and bar at Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street. Angie Crouch reports from Pasadena for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2012.

Angie Crouch

Police say the attack happened on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. as a woman was leaving a restaurant and bar at Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street. Angie Crouch reports from Pasadena for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2012.

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Police on Tuesday were asking for the public’s help to locate the man responsible for sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in Pasadena on Saturday night.

Police say the attack happened on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. as a woman was leaving a restaurant and bar at Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street.

The man grabbed the woman, who was alone, from behind, took her to Legge Alley, and assaulted her before running away, police said.  The woman had just walked away from her friends to make a phone call, police said.

Police said the man was armed with a sharp object that they wouldn't identify.

The man is described as Hispanic, 30s to 40s, and 5 foot 8. He has a medium build and was wearing dark clothing.

Police are asking that anyone who saw someone or something suspicious in the area that evening to contact Detective Schuyler Sandeen at ssandeen@cityofpasadena.net or (626) 744-7099, or Pasadena Police Department Dispatch at (626) 744-4241.

If you any have information, you may report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org (insert key word Pasadena).

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