Police seek suspect in Oakland home invasion and attempted assault

Pittsburgh Police released photos and a video of a suspect involved in an alleged attempted home invasion and sexual assault in an Oakland home last week. 

According to a University of Pittsburgh Police crime alert, the victim said that at roughly 4:15 a.m. July 5, while she was sleeping, an unknown man entered her apartment from the rear door and attempted to sexually assault her. 

After a brief struggle, the man fled the home on the 200 block of Oakland Avenue toward Sennott Street. Minor injuries were reported, and there were no signs of a forced entry.

A Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman said the department is not releasing any additional details while an active investigation is underway.  

Police described the suspect as a man in his early 20s, roughly 6 feet tall with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage colored shorts and black boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Police Sex Assault and Family Crisis Unit at: 412-323-7141.

— Donovan Harrell