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June 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Police release sketch of man who attacked woman in Bellevue

Sketch of man wanted in attack of woman in Bellevue. (Photo / Bellevue Police)

Bellevue police have released this sketch of a man who attacked a woman last week after she stepped off a bus.

The victim, 23, had just stepped off the Route 271 bus near Lakemont Boulevard and Newport Way just before 11:30 p.m. followed by the man, who was also on the bus, according to Bellevue police.

The man grabbed the victim from behind and tried to drag her away from the street, police said. When the victim resisted, the man punched her several times in her face and then threw her to the ground. The victim pulled pepper spray from her pocket and sprayed the attcker, who then fled.

Both the victim and the Metro bus driver described the attacker as a noticeably pale, white man in his mid-20s. He was 5-feet-7 with a thin build, shaved head and a thin mustache. He wore a white polo shirt with brown horizontal stripes and baggy blue jeans, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the sketch is asked to call 911.

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