Palm Desert sexual assault suspect sought

assault suspect

The Palm Desert Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred earlier this month.

On Tuesday, January 2, about 9:19 PM, officers responded to an unknown trouble call in the 74200 block of Highway 111. Officers arrived within minutes and learned a male entered a business at the location and attempted to sexually assault two employees. The victims fought with the suspect inside the business and ran out the back door Alessandro Drive, where the assault continued. The suspect eventually fled on foot westbound on Alessandro Drive.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the area and were not able to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a dark skinned male adult in his early 20’s, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with short black hair, unknown eye color, wearing a dark vest over a dark colored t-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Investigator Chad Martin by calling the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP. Tips can remain anonymous.