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Attempted Sexual Assault and Robbery of 15-Year-Old Girl; Police Looking For Suspect

The suspect is believed to be a light-skinned black male in his 20s.

A 15-year-old girl was held at gun point while a man attempted to rob and sexually assault the teen before a vehicle scared the suspect off, San Ramon Police said in a press release.

The assault allegedly happened on a trail behind the in the Gateway Shopping Center at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and police are still searching for the suspect.

The victim was pushed to the ground and the suspect pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded her iPhone, she told police.

The suspect also tried to sexually assault the victim but the victim believes the suspect was frightened away by a passing vehicle.

The assault was reported to police about 30 minutes after the incident, when the 15-year-old went to a friend's house.

Police are looking for a light-skinned black male in his 20s. He is believed to be about 5-foot-7, has a medium build, short hair and was last seen wearing a blue v-neck shirt, denim jeans and has no facial hair.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Ramon Police Department at: 925-973-2700.

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakeningly said the attempted assault happened on Friday. It happened Wednesday.

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G March 10, 2012 at 04:44 PM
How about a sketch of the suspect? San Ramon is not that populated of an area and should be easy to identify the suspect if a local resident. It will also serve as a warning for other citizens if they see this violator lurking about their neighborhood.
Sharon Svitak March 10, 2012 at 08:39 PM
This should appear on Dublin Patch as well. Where this took place is just over the county line abutting Dublin. How easy to walk across the street and be in a different city.
Danville Resident March 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Where is the Gateway shopping center? Tried to look it up online and couldn't find it.
Camaro on Cinderblocks March 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Right off the freeway on Alcosta..... Dublin/San Ramon border. Lucky's and Mcdonalds are in the shopping center.
G April 04, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Where is the Sketch of the suspect? Any updates description of vehicles etc.?

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