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MVPD looking for two men who allegedly assaulted woman on trail

Mountain View police are looking for two suspects associated with an assault on the Stevens Creek Trail Wednesday afternoon. 

Around 1 pm on September 1, officers responded to the Stevens Creek Trail between Creekside Park and Central Avenue after a woman called us to report that she had been assaulted.

According to the victim, about 15 minutes prior to our arrival, she was walking on the trail when she was approached by two men who came out of the bushes. The men attempted to grab the woman, but she screamed and fought back. At one point, one of the men also attempted to pull the woman’s pants down. The victim, a Sunnyvale resident, was able to run away and call us from a safe location. 

Despite an extensive search of the area by patrol officers, traffic officers and detectives, neither suspect was found. 

One of the suspects is described as a white man between the ages of 20 and 30 with light-colored hair, wearing a gray shirt and jeans. The second suspect was also described as a white man in his 40s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a large build and brown hair, wearing a blue shirt and jeans. 

Officers spent some time with the victim to work to get additional details before releasing this information to the public to ensure we had enough information to share. We are continuing to investigate this incident and ensure that there are resources for the victim. 

If you see anyone matching this description, please call us immediately at 9-1-1. If you recognize the men in the sketches below, reach out to Detective Matthew Hom at

Media inquiries can be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at