Claremont Police Seeking Public’s Help To Identify Rape Suspect

CLAREMONT (CBS) — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man in a sexual assault case.

According to Claremont police, an unidentified suspect rode a bicycle up to two women walking in the 700 block of West San Jose Avenue, grabbed their buttocks and fled around 1:30 a.m. on June 18.

A short time later, as one of the two victims was leaving a nearby apartment complex, the same suspect pushed the woman to the ground and sexually assaulted her, Claremont police said.

A witness scared off the suspect who left his bicycle at the scene of the crime.

claremont sexual assault suspects bike Claremont Police Seeking Publics Help To Identify Rape Suspect

(credit: Claremont Police Department)

Police say similar crimes, with the suspect grabbing the victim’s buttocks, have been reported in surrounding areas.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, age 17 to 25, with brown hair and brown eyes, according to police. He also has a slender build and is 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5421.

  • Ray

    Can’t you get finger prints off the bicycle.

  • 1hourlate

    I just thought the same thing..also this picture of this guy is it a drawing or an actual picture very hard to tell?

  • Raegan Henderson

    its a computer composite

  • Unidentified Good Citizen!!!

    It Looks like john Medrano from claremont, ca, The police know him well. The discription and everything matches him. He suddenly disapeared from the neighborhood too. He treats women like objects. He is a bicycle thief and it would be easy for him to dump a bike and make it home from that location. It kinda sucks I have to do the police work for Claremont.

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