Metro Police need the public’s help in locating three men who allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman during a robbery.
According to officers, on March 3 around 9 p.m., a woman who was walking to her home after parking her car near the intersection of Las Casitas Way and East Pecos Way was approached by a man who asked her for money. The victim told the man that she didn’t have any money and when she turned away from him, he punched her in the back of the head, police said.
When she fell to the ground, two additional suspects approached her.
She said one of the three suspects began to cut her clothing while saying he was going to sexually assault her. Another suspect cut the victim’s purse strap and stole personal property from her. Shortly after, all three men fled the scene.
“I try to keep an eye out on what’s going on in my neighborhood but other than that, I’ve never had an issue with feeling safe at night, you know, I walk with my grandbaby in the afternoons and stuff, so I’ve never had an issue in that sense but yes it concerns me, but you also have to remember that this can happen anywhere,” resident Charlotte Disciorio said.
Officers met the victim who had sustained minor injuries, at her home. She told police all of the suspects were Hispanic men in their 30s who only spoke to her in Spanish.
“That’s the first I’ve heard of it. Like I said I’m not shocked,” resident Ray Pwell added. “There has been a police presence for a little bit now and I noticed it and I was wondering why.”
One of the suspects who was armed with a small knife was last seen wearing blue pants and a red shirt. Another suspect was last seen wearing dark pants and a sweater, and the third suspect was wearing jeans and a hoodie.
Anyone with any information about the identities or whereabouts of these suspects, or with any information about this incident, is urged to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section by phone at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or
on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.