Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred near Arizona Mills Mall.  According to Lieutenant Mike Pooley with Tempe police, a woman was walking to work near the Holiday Inn hotel near Priest and Baseline roads Thursday afternoon when she took a short cut and a man followed her. The suspect robbed

her and sexually assaulted her.  The woman waited until Friday afternoon to file the police report.  The suspect is described as six-foot, medium build, between 22 and 25-years-old with shoulder-length dread locks with white beads at the end of each braid.  At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing a black short sleeve shirt and tan shorts.

Kris Dugan