San Mateo police are seeking assistance from the public identifying a man suspected of sexual battery outside of the Bank of America in downtown San Mateo in late May.

Police seek help finding San  Mateo sexual assault suspect

The incident occurred Monday, May 20, in the bank parking lot at 300 S. El Camino Real in which the man sexually assaulted the woman after accosting her. The man is described as Latino, about 5 feet 4 inches, 120 pounds, with dark curly hair that extended below his hat and a medium complexion. He was wearing a dark baseball hat with a white logo, a dark jacket or hoodie and dark jeans. He was also carrying a dark backpack with a white logo on it, according to police.

Anyone with information on the identity of the videoed suspect is asked to contact Detective Nick Morsilli at (650) 522-7670 or by email at Anonymous tips can be submitted to or by calling (650) 522-7676.

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5'4 and 120lbs. How can he assault anyone at that size?

Terence Y

It should be noted that last year, I remember this Bank of America branch used to have a security guard/presence around the bank, doing rounds and helping to keep the bank and it's property safe. Then, all of a sudden, the guard disappeared because I'm assuming BofA figured the presence was no longer necessary for safety of their people or environs. This assault happens and suddenly, a guard reappears. Cold comfort to this woman. But at least BofA is trying to again show they care. Let's see how long it lasts.

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