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Jul 17, 2014 8:12 PM by Stefanie Boe

POLICE: Violent sex assault suspect strikes twice

TUCSON - Tucson Police are looking for a sexual assault suspect who attacked two women along South 6th Avenue.

The first attack happened June 27; at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Police say an adult woman was walking in the 3500 block of South 6th Avenue when a man approached her from behind. The suspect grabbed the victim by her hair and pulled her behind a business and into an alley. He beat her up before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic or Indian male in his thirties, 5'8" tall, 150lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Another woman was attacked on July 8, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Police say an adult woman was walking down an alley in the 3400 block of South 6th Avenue when she was struck from behind by a man.

The suspect struck the victim in the face several times causing serious injuries. The victim was then sexually assaulted by the suspect. He was described as a Hispanic or Indian male, approximately 6' tall and was seen riding a bicycle.

Anyone who recognizes the pictured individual or has information on these incidents is urged to contact 911 or 88-CRIME.

The Tucson Police Department would like to remind the community to remain aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious activity to police immediately. When traveling on foot, it is always safest to be in pairs and to travel along well-lit and well-populated areas when possible.

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