BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed to identify a man on a bike who police say tried to sexually assault a woman near The Beverly Hilton hotel.
The attempted sexual assault happened at about 3:45 a.m. on Wilshire Blvd. at Merv Griffin Way, Beverly Hills police Lt. Elisabeth Albanese said. Surveillance video captured him on a bicycle following the woman who was walking from West Hollywood, according to Albanese.
Police say he grabbed the woman from behind and pulled her to a secluded location, where tried to sexually assault her.
“These types of incidents are highly unusual in Beverly Hills,” Albanese said in a statement.
He was last seen fleeing the area on his bicycle, riding eastbound on Wilshire toward westbound Santa Monica Blvd.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5-foot-6, with black hair in a ponytail and facial hair. Police say he was wearing a dark green shirt and was riding a single-speed red bicycle.
Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call detectives at (310) 285-2158.
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