Sexual Assault Suspect Headed to Border: Police

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they're confident the transition will be smooth.

    Berkley police are searching for a man who they say broke into a home early Saturday morning and sexually assaulted a minor.

    Investigators say the suspect entered the victim's bedroom through an unlocked window of a home on Evelyn Street.

    By Sunday, police identified the suspect as Omar Sosa, 27, of Berkeley. Investigators said they think he has already left the Bay Area and is heading to the Mexican border.

    See suspect picture at this link.

    Detectives said they believe Sosa is driving a gray 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a double cab and a  white camper shell.  They don't say why, but police say he may have an injury to his hands or fingers.
         
    If caught he will face charges of rape, sodomy, false imprisonment, oral  copulation, burglary and sexual battery, according to police.

    Berkeley police are urging anyone who might have information regarding his identity and whereabouts are encouraged to contact  the Berkeley police Sex Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5734.