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Photos Released of Huntington Beach Predator Accused in 3 Attacks

Police released surveillance pictures Tuesday of a man wanted in three sexual assault in less than three weeks in Huntington Beach.

surveillance-hunting-beachThe first incident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 near Huntington Village Lane and Center Avenue, close to Golden West College and multiple shopping centers, according to a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

The jogger noticed a man following her and began running toward her apartment when she was pushed to the ground from behind by the man.

He attempted to sexually assault her, ripping her shirt. She as able to get away, police said.

Two similar attacks were reported between 10:40 a.m. and 11:44 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 in the area of Bella Terra Mall where the surveillance pictures were taken.

One incident occurred in the lingerie department of the Burlington Coat Factory. The other happened near the parking structure at 7777 Edinger Avenue, according to police.

The attacker in all three incidents was described as Hispanic with short, dark hair, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, and weighing about 140 pounds.

He was wearing a light gray T-shirt, dark jeans and black shoes with orange laces.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 375-5066.

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