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Suspects sought in assault

ENCINITAS — An adult female was the victim of a battery, with serious injury, which was committed by an unknown female suspect. The incident occurred on Aug. 24 at about 11:30 p.m. at Filibertos Taco Shop, which is located at 476 South Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas.

Encinitas Sheriff's detectives are looking for this woman, believed to be a suspect in an assault case. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff's Department
Encinitas Sheriff’s detectives are looking for this woman, believed to be a suspect in an assault case. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff’s Department

While inside Filibertos Taco Shop, the victim and her companions became involved in an argument with the unknown female suspect and her unknown blond female companion. The victim was struck in the face by the suspect with a closed fist. As a result of the strike to her face, the victim sustained a chipped tooth, a laceration above the bridge of her nose and a broken nose. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of responding deputies. Cell phone video of the incident was captured by a witness.

The female suspect is believed to be a Hispanic or White female adult, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 135 pounds, with straight long dark brown or black hair.

Anyone with information about this case, or the individuals shown, can call Sheriff’s Detective Jim Emig at (760) 966-3523.

Anyone with information about this case can also call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Callers providing information can refer to Sheriff’s Case # 14142895 when they call.

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