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July 25, 2014

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Metro Police seek suspect in sexual assault

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Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man in this surveillance photo, who is suspected in a September sexual assault near the Las Vegas Strip.

Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in a sexual assault in September near the Las Vegas Strip.

On Sept. 3, police received a report of an attempted sexual assault about 3 a.m. in the area of Wyoming Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, half a mile north of the Stratosphere.

According to police, an unknown male, who identified himself as a federal agent, handcuffed and groped a 23-year-old woman. The man removed the handcuffs from the victim and fled before officers arrived, police said.

Police spokesman Officer Jose Hernandez said detectives have been investigating the case since September but decided to turn to the public in hopes of turning up new leads.

“When we originally assign a case to investigators, every means of following up on leads is done,” Hernandez said. “If through the investigation we’re still lacking information or we need additional leads, then we put the information out there.”

The suspect in the case is described by police as a white male between 45 and 55 years old with long brown hair and a goatee with streaks of gray in the middle. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs between 200 and 220 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Sexual Assault Section at 848-3421 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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