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Inglewood police seek man in sexual assault case

November 3, 2011 | 10:50 pm

Suspect The Inglewood Police Department is searching for a man who broke into a woman's home and repeatedly beat her as he attempted to sexually assault her.

The man was described as black, 25 to 27 years old, weighing 150 to 165 pounds, and standing between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, authorities said.

The man was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a baby blue oversized T-shirt and blue or black tennis shoes with white stripes.

Police said the assault took place about 4 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Hyde Park Boulevard. The woman was sleeping and woke up to find the attacker standing in her bedroom, police said.

As the woman refused to cooperate with the assailant's demands, he repeatedly beat her over her head and back, police said. After several minutes, he left the home with the woman's purse.

Anyone with information about the incident or who can identify the attacker is asked to call the Inglewood Police Department's special victims section at (310) 412-5272, or the 24-hour anonymous hotline at (888) 412-7463.

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