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Woman escapes during struggle inside Oceanfront hotel room

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A woman escaped from a struggle inside a hotel room at the Oceanfront, according to the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers. Now investigators are hoping to track down the men involved.

Picture of man police say tried to assault woman

The incident all began shortly after 1 a.m. on July 1. The woman was smoking a cigarette outside of Sandbar on Atlantic Avenue when a man grabbed her by the hand and pulled her to a hotel room on 19th Street, according to police.

It's not clear which hotel or how the man was able to pull her down the street.

Once inside the hotel room, police say another male was inside. The two held her down and one of them tried to assault her, according to police. Officers say the woman was able to fight off the men and ran away to safety.

The incident comes amid several high profile crimes at the Oceanfront. Despite them, Chief Jim Cervera says crime is actually down at the Oceanfront compared to last year. "Our Oceanfront is a very safe place save a few cases," he told city council members on Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the hotel incident or who recognizes the man is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.