UPDATE: Police release video of suspect in laundry room sexual assault

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding this sexual assault suspect. Courtesy photo.

UPDATE | Long Beach police today released surveillance videos showing a suspect fleeing in an alleyway after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on Sunday.

The victim told police the man, armed with a knife, approached her from behind around 11 a.m. and sexually assaulted her in a shared laundry room at a residence on the 1000 block of East Seventh Street, authorities said. He then ran away before police arrived.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding this sexual assault suspect. Courtesy photo.

Detectives released video from nearby security cameras hoping someone will recognize the suspect and come forward, officials said.

Police said the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a bandana over his face.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was urged to contact sex crimes Det. Rodney Brown at 562-570-7368 or dispatch at 562-435-6711.

PREVIOUSLY: Armed suspect sexually assaults woman in North Alamitos Beach laundry room, police say

7/7/19 at 5:30 p.m. | Authorities are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint in North Alamitos Beach on Sunday.

The incident happened at about 11 a.m. on the 1000 block of East Seventh Street in a residence laundry room, said Long Beach police spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria.

The suspect was armed with a knife when he approached the victim, Chavarria said. He is described as Hispanic, aged 20 to 25, 5 feet or 5 feet, 3 inches tall with a small build and wearing dark clothing.

Detectives with the Sex Crimes Detail are investigating the incident. No further information is available.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police dispatch at 562-435-6711.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.