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LAPD Searching For Man Who Tried To Rape Woman In Boyle Heights

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A man attempted to rape a woman in Boyle Heights last month, and police are now sharing a video of the suspect to help identify the attacker.

In the early hours of Tuesday, Sept. 29, a man approached the victim in the 1500 block of First Street, reports KTLA. He then followed the woman to Pecan Street, a couple blocks away, where police say he attempted to sexually assault her. When a bystander ran to help the woman, the attacker fled on First Street heading west.

The attacker is described as a Hispanic man—possibly in his early 20s—who is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He has black hair and a flat-top haircut.

Police have released a surveillance video that shows the alleged attacker walking along a Metro platform. The attack took place near the Pico/Aliso Station on the Gold Line.

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Anyone with information about the incident or who can help identify the suspect is urged to call Detective Lopez, Hollenbeck Area Sex Crimes, at 323-342-8997 during weekday business hours. On weekends and after business hours, calls should go to 877-527-3247.