Police Release Sketch of Manhattan Beach Rape Suspect

MANHATTAN BEACH (CNS) - Police today released a sketch of a suspect who raped a woman in her Manhattan Beach home and remains at large.

The woman told officers that soon after she arrived home about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the rapist entered the residence in the 900 block of Valley Drive through the front door and sexually assaulted her, according to Manhattan Beach Police Department Sgt. Tim Zins.

The suspect fled out the front door, according to Zins, who said it was unclear if he left the area on foot or in a vehicle.

The woman was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, Zins said.

The suspect is described as black, in his early 40s, 6 feet 2 inches tall with an athletic build, possibly a thin mustache and medium complexion. He was wearing tan shorts, a dark T-shirt and gray tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts was urged to call Manhattan Beach police Detective Jennifer Leach at (310) 802- 5125, jleachcitymb.info or the department tip line at (310) 902-5171.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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