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Police reveal new information in search for Southside attacker

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Updated: 10/18/2013 3:49 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Lantana Lakes community is buzzing after word spread that a man broke into a home and committed a sexual battery on someone is still on the loose.

"It's a calm neighborhood. Everybody is a bunch of friends," said neighbor Jerry Pittman.

Police said the crime happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday. No one saw anything, but neighbors said they have noticed some suspicious people.

"We've had some strangers around here riding bicycles," said neighbor Kathy Parman.

All police have to go on is a sketch of the assailant, released Wednesday evening. The suspect is described as a black man, about 6 foot 4 or 5 inches tall.

"I just bought in this neighborhood. I haven't even moved in yet so this is not something I want to hear," said Lisa Dodge.

We showed the sketch to several neighbors, but no one recognized him.

"That bothers me because I have a little one and my wife. Now I'm not going to let her go walk around by herself with a baby that's for sure, not until they catch this guy," said neighbor Bill Rister.

Police on Friday revealed new information about the attacker.  Investigators say the man has tattoos on both inner forearms.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.  You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

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c9bcrewman - 10/16/2013 7:00 PM
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