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Police search for sexual predator in 2 Glendale attacks

(Source: Glendale Police Department) (Source: Glendale Police Department)
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

Glendale police are trying to catch a sexual predator before he strikes again.

They believe the same man attacked two women at Arroyo Villas, near Sierra Vista Dr. and 47th Ave., in less than a week.

Police have stepped up patrols of the area - and on Wednesday evening about 25 officers went door to door, showing residents of the apartment complex sketches of the suspect.

"I walk out at night sometimes to go check the mail and stuff like that," said 22-year-old Aoleon Morris, who lives at Arroyo Villas. "So, it's very scary."

Police said the first attack happened to a 20-year-old woman just before 1 a.m. on Aug. 20.

The second attacked happened to a 23-year-old woman around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 23, as she was returning from work.

"They have a sick mind to even do something like that," Morris said about the predator.

Both attacks happened in the early morning hours, as the victims walked to their apartments.

But, both women were able to fight him off.

"(It's the)same M-O, which is rare," said officer Tracey Breeden. "We don't see this very often, because most sexual assaults occur by somebody known to the victim. They're not some guy, typically, jumping out of a bush and grabbing a female."

Police said both victims described their attacker as a Hispanic or Native American man between the ages of 19 and 25.

He's about 5'9" to 5'11" – weighing between 160 and 180 pounds – with short black hair that might be spiky on top.

Another resident of Arroyo Villas, who was shown a flyer and does not want to be identified, told police and CBS 5 News one of the sketches looked familiar.

"The one on the left side, he looked like somebody I've seen that's driving around here every now and then," she said. "I seen him yesterday last."

If you have any idea who the suspect is, call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

You can also call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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