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Sketch made of man who attacked girl, 15, in downtown San Luis Obispo

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

The incident occurred on Higuera Street between Broad and Chorro streets just before 1 p.m. 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 track-suit style jacket, a white T-shirt and blue pants that were either jeans or the same color as blue jeans.

Staley said that the department’s in-county sketch artist retired. As a result, it had to get an artist from Southern California to produce a sketch to release to the public.

He said extra officers were put on duty Sunday 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 assailant, 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.

If anyone has information on the assailant, they are urged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 781-7317.

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