Surveillance footage captures man outside Linda Vista home where child sexually assaulted: SDPD

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SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — The San Diego Police Department said a call came in Sunday morning reporting that surveillance footage had captured a man matching the description of a
suspect from a sexual assault earlier this week.

The man was caught on camera outside the same Linda Vista home that was broken into Thursday, where a young girl was sexually assaulted while sleeping, police said. The residence is located at in the 2800 block of Wellington Street.

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Surveillance footage around 3:25 a.m. showed a man matching the suspect’s description entering the property, the police department explained in a news release. Authorities said the man did not gain entry into the home and no one was harmed.

Police are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the man seen in the images below:

San Diego Police Department
San Diego Police Department

The man is believed to be in his early 20s with dark hair, police said. He was seen wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt with light printing down the left sleeve and an unknown image on the front of the hoodie. He was also seen wearing light-colored sweatpants and dark shoes.

The man reportedly had a backpack and bicycle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or video surveillance from the area is encouraged to call the Child Abuse Unit at 619-531-2210, or the SDPD non-emergency line at 619-531-2000.

Juliette Vara contributed to this report,

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