The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a kidnapping and sexual assault.
Investigators have released these photos of the person they believe to be responsible for committing a kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue on March 25, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.
The suspect, a man, race unknown at this time, is described as being 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-4-inches, 160 pounds with black hair. He was wearing a gray shirt, black vest and gray sweat pants.
On March 25, 2014, at 2:10 PM, the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was approached by a stranger from behind. The stranger grabbed her and began dragging her backwards while touching her in an inappropriate manner. The victim struggled and was able to get away and call the police.
Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Youth and Family Services Division at (510) 238-3641 or the TIP LINE at (510) 637-0298 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland TIP LINE (510) 777-8572.
AS A SAFETY REMINDER:
- Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be distracted by cell phones and electronic devices;
- Stay in well lit and populated areas;
- Be especially alert when entering and exiting your vehicle;
- Remember to lock your car door after entering your vehicle; and
- If someone or something looks suspicious call the police.
Nixle Tip Watch allows ANONYMOUS tipsters to send OPD a tip three ways:
- Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phone followed by your tip
- Call our toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247)
- Submit a tip by web form - see the option at the bottom of OPD's Nixle messages or visit http://nixle.us/tip/oakland-police-department-ca/ to complete and send.
Anonymous Tipping allows residents to proactively connect with the Oakland Police Department by submitting anonymous tips via web form and text message. Additionally, with the issuance of a tipping passcode to tipsters, we can initiate a two-way, anonymous communication to help gather more information.