Tempe police searching for man accused in multiple sexual assault cases
Oct 12, 2023, 1:00 PM
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PHOENIX — Police are seeking a suspect accused in multiple sexual assault cases in Tempe, authorities said Thursday.
The man, described as a 6-foot Black male with a thin build, most recently allegedly assaulted a victim earlier in the day, according to the Tempe Police Department.
The suspect entered an unlocked back door of a residence near Gary Drive and Eighth Street and attempted to sexually assault victim before being startled by a roommate and fleeing on foot, police said.
Last Friday, officers responded to a residence in the same area for a burglary in progress at about 3:40 a.m. When they arrived, the suspect had already fled on foot, police said.
Tempe Police are seeking a suspect accused in multiple sexual assaults, the most recent of which occurred last week. pic.twitter.com/K9LGeG5ksL
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The suspect entered the home through an unlocked front door and sexually assaulted the victim, according to police.
The man was wearing a white long sleeve shirt with a logo on the left chest area, dark pants, black shoes and a dark neck gaiter that covered his mouth and head.
On Sept. 15, a man matching the same description was accused of entering an open garage door and attempting to sexually assault another victim before he was startled by a roommate and fled the scene.
Police believe the incidents are related.
Anyone with information on the assaults should call Tempe Police at 480-350-8311.