Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers has released photos of the man sought in an attack on a Bee newspaper carrier earlier this month.
About 6 a.m. Jan. 8, officers responded to the attack reported in the area of James and State streets, just south of the La Loma Avenue roundabout. A man riding a bike confronted the carrier, accusing the victim of following him, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said at the time.
There was a verbal exchange and then the man sliced the carrier’s arm with a utility knife, Bear said. She said the victim apparently was driving slowly in a car, delivering papers.
The suspect was described as a white male adult in his 20s, about 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. The victim said the attacker was wearing a dark, hooded coat or shirt, a baseball cap and a black backpack. He was last seen riding a dark mountain bike and holding an LED flashlight.
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The source of the images released by Crime Stoppers was not indicated.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Police Department at 209-572-9500 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips also can be submitted via www.stancrimetips.org.