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Claremont Police Seeking Public’s Help To Identify Rape Suspect

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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.

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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.

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