Police looking for suspect that attacked south St. Louis woman

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for help in taking a dangerous suspect off the streets.  Police released surveillance video of a suspect they say attacked a south St. Louis woman and attempted to sexually assault her.

Police describe the suspect as approximately 20-25 years old, 5’6” to 5’9” tall and a thin build.   He’s accused of attacking a woman as she entered her residence on April 17th.  The victim told police she was struck in the head from behind.  She said the suspect demanded her cell phone, money and tried to sexually assault her.  Police say the victim is a 24 year-old African-American woman.

Police say the suspect was last seen near Osceola and Broadway shortly after the attack.  They want anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).  Tipsters can remain anonymous.

“We should be able to walk these neighborhoods and feel safe and not have to look over our shoulder all the time,” said south St. Louis resident Michelle Ramsey.

She hopes anyone who recognizes the suspect will do the right thing.

“I’d feel a lot safer,” said Ramsey.  “We don’t need that kind of stuff happening at all.”