Suspect Sketch Released in Escondido Gym Attack

The suspect hid in the gym until after closing, investigators say

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 7
    Escondido police released a sketch of the suspect sought in an attack on an LA Fitness employee.

    Escondido police have released a sketch of the suspect sought in an attack on an LA Fitness employee.

    A fitness club employee in Escondido told police she was attacked by a man who hid in the gym until after closing time.

    More Questions Than Answers in Gym Attack

    [DGO]More Questions Than Answers in Gym Attack
    Police have still not found the man who attacked a gym employee as she was locking up at LA Fitness in Escondido. Now people are asking, was the man a member and, if not, how did he get inside? NBC 7’s Matt Rascon reports. (Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

    The woman was getting ready to close up the LA Fitness on El Norte Parkway Tuesday night when she says the man jumped out and punched her, knocking her to the ground, according to investigators.

    As the man tried to pull at her clothing, the woman said she fought back.

    New Details in LA Fitness Attack

    [DGO]New Details in LA Fitness Attack
    A female employee who was attacked inside the Escondido LA Fitness says the suspect must have been hiding out inside the gym when she was closing for the night. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez has new details and reaction from gym members. (Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014)

    The suspect fled. He was described as Hispanic, about 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot 5-inches tall, overweight with a shaved head, a tattoo of a teardrop near his left eye and a tattoo of a cross on the ring finger of his left hand.

    He was wearing a white tank top, black shorts, black high-top tennis shoes and white knee-high socks, police said.

    The victim suffered minor cuts and scrapes. She was treated and released from Palomar Medical Center.

    Police aren't sure if the suspect belonged to the gym. If he didn't, members question how he got inside.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Escondido Police Investigation Division at (760) 839-4717. Information can also be left anonymously by calling the Escondido Police tip line at (760) 743-8477 or by going to the EPD website.

    Follow NBC 7 for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts