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Armed man robs, tries to sexually assault woman

9:53 PM, Jan 16, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Denver police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint and then tried to sexually assault her.

It happened Thursday around 1:30 p.m. in the 700 block of West 11th Avenue.

Police say the victim was approached by the attacker and asked for directions. When the victim turned to answer, the man grabbed the victim from behind by the throat and pressed a gun to the back of her head, according to police.

Police say the victim was dragged in the alley where she was robbed of her cell phone and the man attempted to sexually assault her.

The victim described the attacker as a black male, about 5'10", 160 pounds, wearing a black beanie-style hat, bluish-grey scarf, black jacket and blue jeans.

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