EVERETT — Everett police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man suspected in an early morning attack on a woman walking to work in downtown.
The woman reported that the attack happened about 5 a.m. on Jan. 12.
She was walking in the 2900 block of Broadway when the suspect tried to start up a conversation with her. As he followed her, he asked for her phone number. When she refused, he asked for a hug. Again she refused the man’s request.
The man then grabbed the woman from behind and began groping her, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said. The attack happened in the 2000 block of Wall Street.
The woman fought to get away and the suspect began dragging her down the street, Goetz said. The woman was able to reach her cell phone and tried to call for help. The man released her and fled.
The woman ran to her job, where a co-worker called 911.
The suspect is described as Hispanic and in his 30s, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 180 pounds. He has black hair and a goatee. At the time of the attack he was wearing a red beanie cap, a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored Carhart pants.
He may have been driving or was associated with a red pickup truck with a white canopy. Police have video of the suspect following the woman.
Anyone with information about the attack or the suspect’s identity, is asked to call the Everett police tip line at 425-257-8450.