HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Wednesday to identify a man wanted for an attempted sexual assault.
The suspect tried to assault a woman in the area of Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach around midnight on Sept. 10, police said.READ MORE: Threats Investigated Against Several Southern California Schools; Students Removed, Taken Into Custody In Santa Monica, Buena Park
“The female was able to fight off the suspect, but he fled with her purse,” officials said.READ MORE: Medina Spirit, Kentucky Derby Winner That Failed Drug Test, Dies During Workout At Santa Anita Park
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a light or tan complexion, black hair and a mustache. He is approximately 26 to 32 years old and is 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slender build.
The suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans, a baggy white t-shirt and a white baseball hat.MORE NEWS: California Bans Sales Of New Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers To Curb Emissions
Anyone with information should contact Huntington Beach police at (714)375-5066.