OAKLAND — A man was being sought in the attempted rape of a woman Jan. 19 at a business in the Melrose district, police said.
Oakland police are asking the public for help finding this man, a suspect in an attempted rape on Jan. 19.
Authorities released a video surveillance image of the man and have also offered reward money in an effort to identify him.
The woman was attacked about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in a business in the 4700 block of International Boulevard. Police said the man entered the business, began grabbing the woman and pulled her pants down.
She was able to fight back and run outside to safety, police said.
The man fled before police arrived. He was last seen going westbound on International Boulevard toward High Street.
He is described as Black, aged 35 to 45, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches with a medium build, medium length black curly hair that covers his ears and a receding hairline. He wore a green military jacket, black pants and black shoes and had a green backpack.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $7,500 in reward money for information leading to the man’s arrest. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3641 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment