Using descriptions provided by two victims who were sexually assaulted in Colorado Springs parking lots, police have developed a sketch of the suspect.
Both attacks happened in broad daylight. The first was outside of the Tuesday Morning store just off of Southgate Road and South Nevada Avenue on April 26 at 2:21 p.m. The victim was sexually assaulted as she was loading items into her car.
Victor Luquin was working at a nearby restaurant and called 911.
"I tried to help the lady, and she started to cry with me," Luquin said.
According to police, the woman says the attacker wrapped his arm around her waist and then grabbed her between her legs.
That victim tells 11 News she started screaming and the suspect took off. She tried to chase after him, hoping she could get a better look at him.
Three days later, on April 29 at 5:55 p.m., a second attack happened in the parking lot across the street in the Sears parking lot.
In that case, a witness told 11 News she saw a man reach into a pregnant woman's shirt.
“The woman collapsed to the floor,” she said.
Now, police say there's a chance this could be the same guy. Women shopping in that area say they are on high alert.
Because both women provided similar descriptions, investigators believe the same suspect was responsible for both assaults. Both women described their attacker as a white male in his mid-20s. He’s around 5-foot-9 and 130 pounds, with short blond hair and a slight build.
Police advise everyone to keep aware of their surroundings and be alert for suspicious activity. Shoppers should have their keys in their hands as they’re approaching their vehicles so they don’t have to search for them in their purses.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.
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