Culver City police sought public help Wednesday to find a bicyclist who assaulted a 17-year-old girl while she was jogging.

The crime occurred at about 10 a.m. Friday near National Boulevard and Wesley Street, where the girl was running north on a bike path, according to the Culver City Police Department.

“She noticed the suspect riding his bicycle behind her,” police said in a statement. “The suspect seemed to be intently watching her, while one of his hands was in his pants, possibly committing a lewd act.

“The victim became scared and attempted to run away when she was hit in the head with an unknown object,” police continued. “The victim fell to the ground and momentarily lost consciousness. The victim regained consciousness and saw the suspect ride away north onto National Boulevard.”

The girl was treated at a hospital for a “serious but non-life-threatening head injury,” police said.

Police released security video of the suspect, described only as a male with short black hair and a thin build, who was riding a black bicycle with a red rear wheel. He wore a black sweatshirt and black camouflage sweatpants.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 310-253-6391 or 310-253-6202.

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