By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect involved in several assaults throughout the San Fernando Valley.

On March 9, a woman was walking her dog on the sidewalk around 9 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her neck. He then threw her to the ground, punched her, and attempted to strangle her, officers reported.

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Someone passing by intervened, which is when the suspect stopped and fled on foot.

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LAPD said the suspect is believed to have assaulted people in two other situations. On Feb. 9 around 5 p.m. in the 13400 block of Moorpark Street and on Feb. 12 around 8 a.m. in the 13000 block of Ventura Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a 5-feet-6-inch tall Black male. He has a muscular build and is between 25 to 35 years old, weighing around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a large logo on the front, dark jeans, and black shoes with a stripe on the side.

Anyone with information regarding the attacks to call the LAPD Van Nuys Station at 818-374-008.

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