Sketch released of robber who assaulted woman in Kent

Kent police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who assaulted a woman on the street last month and stole her purse.

The incident happened about 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Veterans Drive and Riverview Boulevard South. The 38-year-old victim told police she was walking when the man assaulted her, snatched her purse and took off running.

He is about 6 feet tall with a medium build and a short afro. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent police tip line at 253-856-5808.