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Woman reportedly sexually assaulted in Palo Alto after getting off bus

Sketch of Palo Alto sexual assault suspect Sketch of Palo Alto sexual assault suspect
Eleena Tovar | 21 Marcha, 2017, 00:54

Around 9:17 p.m., a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a man in the 200 block of Alma Street, police said Thursday in a news release.

The woman was not injured.

The woman was at the 200 block of Alma Street when the man ran up from behind her and groped her over her clothes. The woman screamed, causing the suspect to let go and run away southbound on Alma Street.

The victim called police immediately.

The suspect was between 35 and 40 years old, weighed roughly 190 to 210 pounds, stood between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, and was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with yellow writing on it.

According to a press release, on Wednesday, March 1, between 10:45 p.m. and 11:10 p.m., the suspect approached the adult female victim who was waiting at the Stanford bus kiosk on the southbound platform of the University Caltrain station.

Police could not locate the man, and investigators said they were working with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office to try to track him down. She noticed a man walking about 15 feet behind her. He was wearing a green jacket with dark loose-fitting trousers and may have been wearing a beanie. He was also described as having a short haircut and a full beard that was trimmed. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 800-547-2700.