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Woman attacked on Hall Boulevard near Fanno Creek bike path

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Beaverton police are looking for a man who attacked a woman near the Fanno Creek bike path earlier this month.

At 11 p.m. on March 6, the woman left the 7-Eleven store at Hall Boulevard and Cirrus Drive and started walking west toward Southwest Greenway Boulevard when a man struck her in the face and pulled her to the ground.

The woman fought with her attacker and managed to break free, police said.

"She's super lucky that she had the presence of mind to go ahead and fight," said Nichelle Milner, who frequents the area. "(The attack) bothers me, but you know what? There are bad people in good places."

The suspect, who had taken the woman's purse, then left the area as the victim headed for a friend's house.

Police said the woman reported the assault two days later.

She said she didn't know the attacker, but described him as a Hispanic man in his 30s. He was about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin mustache and wore a black Carhartt-type coat and dark jeans.

"I'm concerned for the women (in the area)," said Erick Vega, who said a similar looking man followed his sister home from the store a couple of days ago. "We need to do something about it because we can't have whoever that is around."

Vega said his sister wasn't hurt.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call 503-629-0111.

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