Officers responded to the 7000 block of Commerce Street on Wednesday, March 30, shortly after 6 a.m. for the report of a robbery. A 40-year-old woman was walking alone behind the shopping center when an unknown male grabbed her and pulled her into a storage container where he robbed and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to get home and then call police.
This case was initially received as a robbery report. Further investigation revealed that a sexual assault had also occurred.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall and 140 to 160 pounds. The suspect left the scene in an older model red car with a distinctive white or gray patch/mark on the driver’s door.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are conducting the investigation.
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