Man sexually assaults woman jogging in Berkeley

BERKELEY (KRON) -- Police are looking for the suspect who they say sexually assaulted a woman who was jogging in Berkeley.

Surveillance cameras captured a picture of the man as he fled the area.

He is described only as a Hispanic man in his 30s. 

He was wearing a baseball cap and blue pants.

The assault happened Dec. 10 near the Berkeley Bowl grocery store.

Officers say a woman was jogging around 9 a.m. when they say he attacked and sexually assaulted her on a sidewalk.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the police.

Here is the full statement from police:

On December 10, 2017 at approximately 8:57am, the victim was jogging on the sidewalk on 9th Street near the intersection with Heinz Avenue when she was approached from behind by a Hispanic male adult, 30s, who was wearing a baseball cap and blue pants. The suspect grabbed the victim's buttocks. A surveillance camera in the area captured imagery of the suspect as he fled the area.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or may have been a witness to the crime is asked to call the Berkeley Police Special Victims Unit at (510) 981-5715.


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