Santa Monica police are seeking a suspect in an attempted sexual assault that took place Thursday, September 1st.

Police responded to the first block of Arcade Terrace at 9:50 p.m. September 1st, regarding an attempted sexual assault.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a suspect entered a residence through a partially open door.

Once inside the residence, the suspect attempted to sexually assault a woman, but then left the residence, taking the woman’s purse.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-30s, approximately five-feet-eight to five-feet-nine, with a muscular build, short black hair and brown eyes, of medium pock-marked and freckled complexion.

The suspect is also described as having a small mole on the right biceps.

At the time of the incident, the suspect wore a white tank top, dark blue nylon track pants and blue tennis shoes with white soles.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491 or the watch commander at (310) 458-8426.

Callers who wish to provide anonymous information may also call the We-Tip national hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463).

Callers with information that leads to an arrest and conviction become eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.