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Police release video of person of interest in alleged Oakland sexual assault

Tom Davidson
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Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Pittsburgh police asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and sex assault in Oakland on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
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Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Pittsburgh police asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a burglary and sex assault in Oakland on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Pittsburgh police on Monday released surveillance video showing a man they are searching for in connection with an alleged sexual assault and burglary in Oakland.

Police are hopeful someone can provide more information about the suspect, a 6-foot-tall man believed to be in his early 20s.

“It’s a serious investigation,” Pittsburgh police Major Crimes Unit Cmdr. Victor Joseph said.

The victim told police that a man she didn’t know entered her residence in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue through a back door while she was sleeping and attempted to sexually assault her, University of Pittsburgh police said in a statement.

“A brief struggle ensued, and the actor then exited the residence through the rear door and fled on foot northbound on Oakland Avenue, towards Sennott Street,” university police said in a statement Monday night.

Video footage taken early Friday shows a man believed to be in his early 20s walking between two buildings and then up a flight of wooden stairs attached to the side of one of the buildings.

The man, whom university police identified as the suspect, was wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage shorts and black boots. Police described him as about 6 feet tall with an athletic build and short hair.

The video, provided to police by a person they didn’t identify, is timestamped 4:19 a.m. Friday and was taken in the general area where the assault happened, Joseph said.

Police earlier released still images of the same man.

They’re asking people with information to call Pittsburgh police at 412-422-6520 or university police at 412-624-2121.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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