San Luis Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman last Tuesday.
According to SLOPD, they received a call of an assault that happened on Chorro and Palm in downtown SLO. The witness said there was a female in some sort of distress on the sidewalk so the witness stopped to help and then called 911.
Police say the victim, who is a 21-year-old SLO resident, was walking north away from the downtown area when she was grabbed from behind. The victim said the male suspect pulled up her shirt and grabbed her breasts. She said the suspect pushed her down to the ground and mounted her. She said he was trying to pull down her pants. She was uninjured.
The suspect ran away once the victim started screaming. He ran south toward the parking lot of the Palm Theater. Police say a silver vehicle fled the area at the same time. It is unknown if this was the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect was described as a male wearing a bulky, hooded sweatshirt. At time of press no additional details were available. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department.