San Francisco police are on the lookout for this mustached suspect, wanted in connection for two seemingly random attacks on women walking alone near 23rd Street in the Mission. The most recent incident happened around 1 a.m. on February 2nd, when a female victim was walking in the opposite direction of the suspect along Bartlett between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The man reportedly started punching the woman and she put up her hands to protect herself until the man fled the scene.
At the moment, SFPD says robbery or sexual assault does not appear to be this guy's motive, but they do believe he may be the same suspect involved in an even more violent attack near 23rd and Church on January 6th. The circumstances are similar: the woman was walking alone around 2:40 a.m. and the suspect lunged at her as he passed in the opposite direction. In this case, the suspect threw the woman to the ground, straddled her and slammed her head on the ground before fleeing the scene when the victim screamed for help.
A third, similar attack occurred along 23rd Street near Guerrero in early January, but appears unrelated based on the suspect descriptions. In that case a woman, who later shared the details on Facebook, was jumped and pinned down by a man in what she believed was a possible rape attempt. The suspect fled the scene when neighbors heard her screams for help. He was later described as a 5-foot-8 Asian man, approximately 160 pounds between the ages of 20 and 30, with a buzz cut and a slight beard. The attack triggered a march for solidarity protesting random violence against women in the neighborhood.
Anyone who may recognize this suspect, or have any information on the attacks is encouraged to call SFPD Inspector Rico Castillo at (415) 734-3004. Tips can also be left anonymously on SFPD's tip line at (415) 575-4444 or via text to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the beginning of the message.