updated: Feb 04, 2013, 2:07 PM
Source: SLO PD
WHAT: Sexual Assaults
WHERE: 1200 Block of Foothill/ 700 Block of Foothill
WHEN: February 2nd, and 3rd, Late night/ early morning hours
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant John Bledsoe (781-7353)
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is currently investigating a pair of assaults that took
place on February 2nd, and 3rd, 2013, in the late night and early morning hours. The victims in
both cases were college age women. The first assault occurred at approximately 11:00 PM in the
1200 block of Foothill. The two victims were walking together when they were approached by a
male subject who they described as 19-20 years old, six feet tall weighing 180 pounds, and
wearing a black sweatshirt and black baseball hat. The suspect stepped in between the two
women and grabbed the rear area of their pants and tried to pull out their underwear. After being
unsuccessful in removing their underwear the suspect fled the area.
The second assault occurred on February 3rd, at approximately 4:15 AM in the 700 block of
Foothill. The victim in this case was waiting in the area for a taxi when she was approached by
the male suspect. He was described as a male white with olive colored skin, 19-20 years old
with short dark hair and a very slender build. He was wearing a dark shirt with a dark zip-up
hoodie and light colored baggy jeans. The suspect pulled the victim near some bushes then
forced his hands down the front and back of her pants and sexually assaulted her. The suspect
fled the area as the taxi was arriving at the location.
The victims in both these cases were not physically injured, but were all very traumatized. In
March and April of 2012 two similar assaults occurred in the area of Slack and Hathway near the
Cal-Poly Campus. An additional assault occurred on the Cal-Poly campus and was investigated
by the Cal-Poly Police Department. The suspect in those assaults was also described with a
similar physical appearance. It is unknown at this time if the same suspect is responsible for all
these sexual assaults.
While these cases are currently being investigated by the San Luis Obispo Police Department,
we ask that anyone with information regarding these assaults please notify the police or Crime
Stoppers. The police also recommend that people out late should stay in groups and walk in
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