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Crimestoppers releases sketch of Waikiki robbery, assault suspect

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    Police have released a sketch of a man who robbed and tried to sexually assault a woman on Waikiki Beach early this morning.
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Police have released a sketch of a man who robbed and tried to sexually assault a woman on Waikiki Beach early this morning.

The victim was on the beach at 1:45 a.m. near Kalakaua and Kapahulu avenues when she was shoved into the sand and held down by an unknown male. The male removed items from her pocket and attempted to remove her clothing. The woman struggled, yelled for help, and was assisted by two men. The suspect fled on foot.

Police are seeking the witnesses who assisted the victim.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on cellular phone.  Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Telcom. The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text “CS808” plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.

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