Sketch released of alleged attempted sexual assault suspect

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Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person accused of trying to sexually assault two women a little over a week ago.

Metro Police released a sketch of the alleged suspect Monday, but the incident happened Tuesday, Dec. 30 at an apartment complex located at 1655 East Sahara Avenue.

The investigation initiated by the LVMPD Sex Crimes Section found the suspect was able to get into the apartment when one of the women momentarily exited the apartment to take the trash out.  Officers said the woman closed the door, but she didn’t lock it. 

When the woman returned to her bedroom, a black male suspect exited her closet, tried to cover her mouth with a shirt and began to assault her. The two struggled as the suspect pushed her on the bed, police said. 

When the victim screamed, her roommate who had been in the shower, ran into the bedroom to assist. The suspect
attempted to assault and fight with both women before fleeing the apartment, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male adult around 25-26 years of age. He’s said to be either 5-feet-7-inches or 5-feet-8-inches tall.  He has black eyes, he’s a thin build and is believed to have scratches on his face. He was also described as wearing a black or dark hoodie and wearing one glove on his left hand.

Anyone with any information about this suspect or about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Sex Crimes 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. 

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