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Sketch released of man who punched teen in downtown San Luis Obispo

A composite sketch of the man who reportedly punched a teenage girl Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown San Luis Obispo.
A composite sketch of the man who reportedly punched a teenage girl Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo police are still searching for the man who reportedly walked up to a 15-year-old girl downtown Saturday and punched her in the face with his fist, breaking her jaw.

The incident occurred on Higuera Street just before 1 p.m., and her attacker is described as white, in his middle to late 20s, and 6 feet tall with short dark hair and a few days growth of facial hair. Police Capt. Chris Staley said the man was wearing a blue tracksuit type of jacket, a white tee-shirt and blue pants that were either jeans or the same color as jeans.

Staley said extra officers were put on shift Sunday to try to interview people around downtown, including in businesses, about who the man might have been.

There is no indication that the girl or her mother knew the man, and there was no motive for the attack that police can identify. Staley said the girl is recovering from the jaw injury, which required surgery. She and her mother are not being identified for their protection, police report.

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