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Women in Westwood on Alert After Attack

WESTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Residents and students near UCLA are on high alert after police say a man posing as a magazine salesman tried to sexually assault a woman.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. last Friday at the woman’s apartment in the 700 block of Gayley Avenue.

Police say the woman let the man inside, where he attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was not a UCLA student.

One student said the man also knocked on her door, but she did not let him in.

“He was trying to sell us these magazines, and so we were like, ‘Oh no, I don’t have any cash on me,’” she recalled.

“And so then he was trying to get us to give him any kind of money. He threw something in about, ‘Oh, you can donate some to the military or send subscriptions to the troops.’”

“When he whipped out his laminated, not very formal program, I was like I don’t think this is real,” she said.

The suspect was last seen walking down Gayley, near the UCLA campus.

He is described as a white male in his late 20s, about, 5’10″ tall and 200 pounds, with a shaved head.

He was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, light blue shorts, tennis shoes and sunglasses on his head.

Back on January 7, there was a sexual assault on the UCLA campus near a parking garage. Investigators say they do not believe the attacks are related.

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