Tempe police need help locating sexual assault, robbery suspect

Tempe Police are searching for a man wanted for a brazen sexual attack and robbery on a woman in broad daylight.

Lt. Michael Pooley with the Tempe Police Department tells FOX 10 that the attack happened February 12th around 3:30 p.m. A woman was walking near Baseline and Priest Road when she was approached from behind by a man.

The man used a weapon to rob her and then he sexually assaulted her, Pooley said.

Pooley says the man is a black male, between the ages of 22 and 25 who stands 6-feet or taller. He has a medium build and shoulder length braids that have white beads on the end.

During the attack, the man was wearing a plain, short-sleeve black t-shirt, tan cargo shorts and black tennis shoes, according to Pooley.

If you have any information about this case, police ask that you please call the Tempe Police Department right away at 480-350-8311. You can also call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.

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