Man Wanted in Mission District Sexual Assaults

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San Francisco police are looking for this man pictured to the right who is considered a person of interest in two separate sexual assault cases in the city's Mission District.

Both sexual assaults occurred on 24th Street sometime between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., police said. The first case was in late November when a woman was walking on 24th Street and was attacked from behind. The man dragged her to another location near 24th and South Van Ness where she was strangled, punched, and slapped before she was sexually assaulted.

Police believe it was the same man who attacked another woman yesterday morning as she walked along 24th Street. The woman said she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted.

In both cases, the suspect was described as a black man in his mid-30s, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call the anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or "Text-a-Tip" from their cell phones to TIP411. Please include "SFPD' in the beginning of the text message.

Meanwhile, police are warning residents and tourists to follow these safety tips when walking in the Mission:

  • Always be alert of your surroundings.
  • Be wary of a stranger deliberately approaching you or following you to your car. Have your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle so there is minimum delay in getting inside.
  • Remain alert when using electronic devices, such as cell phones, smart phones, mp3 players, etc. in public. People using these devices tend to be disassociated from their surroundings and are often the target of opportunistic criminals.
  • Walk with a family member or friend, especially after dark.
  • If someone demands your purse or wallet, surrender it. Resisting may result in bodily harm. Report anything stolen to police immediately.

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Team_johnson7
Team_johnson7

he had to be black, like all the rapist, god damn, i hope you catch him guys!

Trenty
Trenty

Hard to even imagine a less useful picture. Damn!

Frizilizi17
Frizilizi17

The police have to do wt is needed before the public causes a commotion and takes matters into their own hands, which is more dangerous. I don't believe they waited for a spree, but after the first attack they didn't have much to go on. Once the second happened they realized the pattern and were hoping by keeping focus on that area so they could get the guy before he runs. But now that the public is aware, theres now a heightened sense of alter. Besides we should ALWAYS be alert and cautious esp during the holiday times, nothing new there. Be safe everyone!

Nana  Wu
Nana Wu

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Nana  Wu
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Carol1457
Carol1457

Oh my God I can't I believe it how many times myself and family membes have walked that area. Well I sure hope they catch this guy soon cause I work in the area and all I can say is to all of women be very careful and as said before by police department be aware of your surroundings.

Ramsey Peter
Ramsey Peter

that could be anyone! 5'6 to 6 feet? Come on!

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Wow!  Must be high profile for them to release picture and useful description of the suspect.  Oh wait, this is not the Chronicle/SFGate where pertinent information are deliberately left to protect the feelings of a certain overly sensitive group.

Elle
Elle

Yes, men are overly sensitive, but there's no need to go bashing anyone now is there?  That is the "certain" group you were speaking of right?

Tuckerjamesmayo
Tuckerjamesmayo

the police were trying to  keep this quiet so the guy doesnt get scared off.

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 So you think the police should keep mum and allow more assaults to occur rather than warn the public of such a predator?

Alva
Alva

Thats what the cops did when the slasher was attacking people on the buses.

Tuckerjamesmayo
Tuckerjamesmayo

no! i was hoping they would have cops swarming the area, but sfpd are idiots, so its up to us i guess.

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