Two women were sexually assaulted in San Luis Obispo on Thursday.
According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, two women were walking on Hathway Avenue near Longview Lane, near the Cal Poly Campus around 11:40 p.m. when an unknown suspect came up behind them and simultaneously lifted his hands up their skirts and tried to pull down their panties. Police say both females screamed which caused the suspect to run away. The Victims were not injured during this assault.
According to SLOPD, the suspect is described as a male with an olive skin complexion, approximately 6’ tall, wearing a dark grey zip-up hoodie and jeans with a dark brown or black hair buzz cut. SLOPD officers with the assistance of Cal Poly University Police checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
SLOPD has taken recent similar reports of this type of sexual assault on two other occasions. One incident occurred on March 29, 2012 at approximately 11:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Casa. The second incident occurred on April 5, 2012 at approximately 11:40 p.m. near Slack and Longview. On both of these occasions the victims were walking alone.
On the April 5 incident, the suspect was described as a white or light skinned Hispanic male in his 20s wearing a dark-colored long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a dark colored beanie hat.
The police department is recommending that anyone walking around at night pay close attention to their surroundings, not walk alone and stay in well-lit areas. Police are asking that anyone with information about these assaults to call them immediately.
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