HUNTINGTON BEACH ( — 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.

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“The female was able to fight off the suspect, but he fled with her purse,” officials said.

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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.

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Anyone with information should contact Huntington Beach police at (714)375-5066.