AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are investigating two sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault that have happened in the last eight days.
Frank Fania with Aurora police said the three incidents took place within one block of each other near the intersection of South Chambers Road and East Ohio Ave.
The first incident happened on Thanksgiving Day, the second happened on Wednesday, and the third happened Friday morning.
“These incidents all happened in the early morning hours,” Fania said in a statement. “There are similarities with these cases which lead investigators to believe that the same suspect may be involved.”
Fania said the armed suspect broke into residences while the victims were sleeping before they were assaulted. He said the victim of the attempted assault scared the suspect off.
“He woke up the victim. When she woke up she started screaming and thankfully he ran away,” he said.
Police said they don’t have a good description of the suspects except that he is possibly a tall, thin Hispanic or light-skinned black man. One victim said he may have a “corn-row” hair style.
Police ask residents in the area of South Chambers Road and East Ohio Ave to report to police any suspicious person, especially between midnight and 6 a.m.
Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call Detective John Wilton at (303) 739-6065 or Sgt. Rudy Herrera at (303)739-6250. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.