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Police looking for sexual battery suspect after incident on the greenbelt

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 14:42:43-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police are asking for help identifying a suspect after a report of sexual battery of a minor on the greenbelt in the area of Willow Lane. Since the initial report, detectives have been following up on leads, including a possible vehicle, but have not been able to identify the suspect.

According to a news release, at 8 p.m. on August 20 a teenager was riding her bike on the greenbelt and reported being approached by a man who used his bike to make her crash. The man "proceeded to grope her and threaten her until another bike rider could be heard approaching and the suspect fled," according to the release.

Detectives from the Boise Police Department Special Victims Unit have been investigating the report. SVU detectives with with providers at FACES and with Boise Police Victim Witness Coordinators to provide victims with any support services they need during an investigation.

Boise Police says the suspect is described as being in his 20s, tall, thin, pale white and has short blonde hair. At the time, the suspect was clean-shaven and has a prominent hook nose. The news release says the man was riding a black mountain bike with large tires and it's possible he was later seen riding in the passenger seat of a grey 2006-2007 Nissan Murano.

The release stated Boise Police bike officers have been on the greenbelt looking for a suspect matching the description and have not found anyone. If you have any information, call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS.