A man with a knife robbed a woman and then sexually assaulted her during an arranged meeting at a room in the Glass Slipper Inn in Palo Alto on Saturday, March 9, according to police.
The assailant, who is still at large, also tried to rob an associate of the woman as he left the room.
Officers responded to the call at 8:40 p.m. on Saturday but were unable to locate the man using police canine from the Mountain View Police Department.
Police say the assailant arranged to meet the female victim at a room in the hotel after finding her advertisement for massage online.
He immediately threatened her with a knife as she entered the room, ordering her to give him all her money. The victim, a woman in her 50s, complied, and the man ordered her to participate in a sex act with him.
As he left the room, he encountered an associate of the woman sitting in the chair. He threatened the second victim, a woman in her 40s, with the knife and demanded money. The woman had no money to give him, so he left on foot headed north on the east sidewalk of El Camino Real.
Police said neither victim was stabbed by the man.
The victims described him as an Asian male in his 30s or 40s, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build, wearing blue jeans and a brown, hooded sweatshirt.