A November 2011 assault has been classified as a hate crime and San Jose police have released a sketch of one of the suspects involved.
In a press release issued Friday, police described the November 21 attack on an unidentified man of East Indian descent. The victim was leaving a parking lot in the area of South White and Aborn roads when a group of men approached. One of the men shouted “terrorist” as he assaulted the victim.
Investigation revealed that one of the suspects opened the car door while another struck the victim with a liquor bottle. The victim managed to get away and drove himself to a local hospital for treatment of injuries to his jaw where he spoke with police. The suspects still remain at large.
San Jose police have since released a sketch of one of the suspects with the hope that members of the public will be able to identify him. The suspect is described as being Hispanic, between 5’6” and 5’9” and 200 pounds with a medium complexion.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Det. Michael Villanueva of the SJPD Assaults Unit at (408) 277-4161. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.