Berkeley police ask for help in identifying sexual battery suspect

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Berkeley Police Department sent out a Nixle alert late Thursday afternoon asking the community for help in identifying a sexual battery suspect.

According to the alert, at approximately 8:57 a.m. on Dec. 10, the victim was jogging on the sidewalk near the intersection of Ninth Street and Heinz Avenue when she was approached from behind by the suspect, who allegedly grabbed the victim’s buttocks before fleeing the area.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult in his 30s. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and blue pants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 510-981-5715.

Check back for updates.

Amber Tang is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ambertang_dc.