Woman sexually assaulted while walking dog in downtown Palo Alto

PALO ALTO (KRON) — A woman who was walking her dog in downtown Palo Alto was sexually assaulted on Tuesday night, police said.

The incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Emerson Street. Officers said a man approached the victim through a parking lot.

According to police, the man was yelling as he walked up to the victim, who is in her 20s, and then grabbed her. The victim then yelled at the man as he walked away, police said.

The woman called police and described the suspect as a white man in his 30s standing 5 feet 9 inches tall with a skinny build, salt and pepper hair parted on one side and gelled back.

He was wearing blue jeans and a black nylon zippered jacket with a small logo on the chest, police said.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call Palo Alto police at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent by text message to (650) 383-8984.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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