CITRUS HEIGHTS —
It’s the police sketch giving Citrus Heights residents the creeps — a man police are looking for in a sexual assault investigation.
“I don’t know. He looks really creepy,” resident Brianna Rowland said.
Since January, there have been at least nine reports from women claiming the man followed them in and out of their apartments near Fair Oaks Boulevard and Greenback Lane. He follows, then peeps into their windows and stares at them.
Investigators said one woman was sexually assaulted.
Rowland said she is concerned about her safety.
“It’s kind of scary because I live in the very back [of my apartment complex], and it’s not very well lit, so I’d advise our apartment building to maybe add more lights,” Rowland said.
An artist with Citrus Heights Police Department drew a composite sketch after speaking with one of the victims.
Then, they asked the other victims if they recognized him. It was a match.
“They pretty much identified that that sketch was similar to the person that they saw,” Officer David Moranz of the Citrus Heights Police Department said. “The eyes, that’s been the main point.”
The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 20s. He’s clean-shaven, about 5-feet-11-inches to 6-feet-2-inches tall with a slender build.
Citrus Heights PD said they have exhausted all other leads and now need the public’s help to arrest him.
“If something you see is suspicious, and it is happening right there, please call us and we will come out as soon as possible,” Moranz said.
Anyone with information related to these crimes is urged to contact Detective Deborah Bayer at (916) 727-5584.