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Arrest Made in Sexual Assault of Woman Working at Van Nuys Store

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A man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was working alone in a business in Van Nuys earlier this week has been arrested, police said Friday.

A photo of a sexual assault suspect was released by the Los Angeles Police Department on March 31, 2016.

A photo of a sexual assault suspect was released by the Los Angeles Police Department on March 31, 2016.

Enrique Orozco was booked on suspicion of kidnap or rape Friday around 8:10 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His bail was set at $1 million.

The attack occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday just before the store in the 14500 block of Vanowen Street was going to close.

A man who entered the store and briefly talked to the woman, grabbed her and dragged her to the back of the store where she was assaulted, police said.

Authorities released surveillance images of the man following the attack and were concerned he might strike again.

“The possibility of committing such a heinous crime again is of high likelihood,” LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza stated at a news conference Wednesday.

An individual who claimed to be familiar with the attacker told police his name was “Enrique.”

Police had initially said they were looking for a man named “Enrique” who was known to local businesses.

KTLA’s Irvine Last and Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.