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Police: 'Heavier set' man randomly assaulting people in St. Paul

He's assaulted at least five people, police say.

Police are on the lookout for a man they believe is randomly assaulting people in St. Paul. 

"We’re looking for a man who’s been driving around the city randomly assaulting and threatening people," St. Paul Police Department wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, approximately 6-foot to 6-foot-2 and weighing 220-250 pounds. The man also has a blue teardrop tattoo under his left eye and was driving a light blue or light gray Subaru Outback with license plate number 454-PPW. 

It's also believed that the suspect wears a ski mask or scarf over his face as he approaches victims, as he did on Dec. 12, Jan. 7 and Jan. 10. Overall, there have been five reports of the man assaulting people, including; 

  • Dec. 12 on the 1700 block of Dayton Avenue (12:45 p.m.)
  • Dec. 12 on the 2000 block of Roblyn Avenue (1:30 p.m.)
  • Jan. 7 on the 1400 block of Ashland Avenue (11:25 a.m.)
  • Jan. 7 near St. Clair Avenue and Amhurst Street (11:18 a.m.)
  • Jan. 10 on the 2000 block of Wellesley Avenue (3:39 p.m.)

"In all five cases, he’s approached people he did not know and either damaged their vehicles, threatened them, slapped them or assaulted them with an object," police say. 

Anyone who sees the vehicle, pictured at the top of the story, or sees something suspicious is asked to call 911. 

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