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San Francisco Hate Crime: Police Seek Public Help In Search For Suspects In Serial Homophobic Beatings (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/26/2012 2:04 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 2:09 pm

San Francisco Hate Crimes

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for the public's help in the search for three men suspected of two separate homophobic attacks in the Castro and Hayes Valley.

On March 29 at 2:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Castro Street, the three suspects allegedly approached a lone man they believed was gay and punched him while yelling homophobic slurs. Then, on April 7, the three suspects did the same to a man on Market and Gough Streets.

"In both incidents, the suspects attacked the victims and yelled homophobic remarks," said Sergeant Daryl Fong to The Huffington Post. "Investigators believe they're the same suspects in both of these incidents."

Investigators say the attacks may have been hate crimes, and there may have been other incidents.

According to police, the victims described the first suspect as a 25-30-year-old clean-cut Latino man with black hair who is about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.

The second suspect was described as a 25-30-year-old Latino or white man with blonde spikey hair, who is about 5'7" and 150 pounds. Reportedly, he was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket and blue jeans.

A third man (who is not yet a suspect but a person of interest) was described as white or Latino with short blonde hair. He is reportedly about 5'10" and 150 pounds.

Victims claimed that the men spoke with either an East Coast or foreign accent.

Police have asked that anyone with information about the suspects or the incidents -- or anyone else who may have been attacked -- contact the SFPD anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444.

Check out the police sketches of the suspects in our slideshow below, and then watch ABC's video about the incidents:

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