(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — San Francisco Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in an aggravated assault that occurred on February 2nd at approximately 1:00 A.M. on Bartlett Street between 22nd and 23rd. The victim was walking southbound on Bartlett Street and the suspect was walking in the opposite direction. As the victim passed the suspect, the suspect punched the victim multiple times. The victim attempted to protect herself from the suspect by covering her face with her hands. The suspect fled the area and is at large. At this point in the investigation a robbery or sexual assault does not appear to be the motive.
Investigators from the Special Victims Unit believe the suspect may also be involved in an assault on January 6th. The assault occurred approximately 2:40 A.M. in the area of 23rd and Church Streets. The victim and suspect were also walking in opposite directions when the suspect lunged at the victim and threw her to the ground. The suspect straddled the victim and slammed her head into the ground. The suspect fled the area when the victim screamed for help.
Investigators believed the incidents may be connected because the suspect descriptions are similar as is the mode of attack. The suspect operated in similar fashion in both incidents. A sketch accompanies this press release. Anyone with any information is urged to contact SVU Inspector Rico Castillo at (415) 734-3004. Anyone who wants to leave an anonymous tip can call San Francisco Police anonymously at (415) 575-4444, or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD typed in at the beginning of the message.