Pocatello Woman Injured After Trying to stop Sexual Assault

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Updated: 5/23/2013 11:52 am
Detectives say they have evidence that sexual assault is behind the attack of a woman in the Boise Towne Square Mall parking lot last week.

Boise Police say a man pulled his pick-up truck up behind the victim's car as she was getting inside her car, and that is when he pushed himself inside the car and began to sexually assault her.

A Pocatello woman, who was nearby, heard the victim crying and walked toward her car to see if she needed help.

Police say that's when the man stopped the attack and got back into his pick-up. They say as he drove away, it appeared he intentionally swerved to hit the woman who had come to help.
She is recovering from serious injuries to her leg and hip.

"The attack on these two women was violent and unprovoked. Anyone who would do this must be considered dangerous and finding him before he acts out against someone else is an absolute priority," said Boise Police Deputy Chief William Bones.

The suspect vehicle is described as a teal-colored approximately 1997 GMC pickup truck with silver trim along the bottom and a sticker in the lower right corner of the rear window. The truck also has a Tonneau-type bed cover, which matches the teal color of the truck.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned male, possibly late 30s, bald or very short hair, stocky build, blue eyes, wearing a tank top and shorts at the time of the incident.

Anyone who thinks they recognize the suspect or the suspect's vehicle is urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
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