Santa Clara Central Park assault suspect still at large

Santa Clara Central Park assault suspect still at large

Area of Kiely Blvd / Benton St.

The Santa Clara Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in an incident of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Lieutenant Kurt Clarke of the Santa Clara Police Administrative Services Division, a female victim was robbed and assaulted with a deadly weapon in Central Park in Santa Clara.

The attack took place on January 12th at approximately 9:15 PM. A male suspect allegedly approached the victim near the pond area in the Kiely Blvd/Benton St. area and, without warning, drew a knife and stabbed her multiple times before fleeing with her wallet and cell phone.

She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The suspect is being described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 20-22 years old with a medium brown complexion and no accent. He is estimated to stand between 5’6”-5’7” tall.

The suspect has a thin build and was clean shaven with wavy shoulder length dark brown hair and eyes. The suspect appeared to have sunken cheeks with distinct features, with obvious cheek bones.

He was described by the victim as having a thin nose, chin and lips. He did not appear to be a transient. Please see sketch for rendering.

The suspect was last seen wearing a light-colored, beige hooded sweatshirt (beach style with an obvious heavy thread and weave pattern and possibly a front pocket). He was also wearing dark grey or black “shiny” pants (possibly basketball warm-up type).

Anyone with information on this incident or the suspect is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Derek Rush at 408-615-4814.

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