Detectives are investigating a possible link between two attacks on women in Seattle and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect.
Around 8:30 PM on March 7th, surveillance cameras at an apartment complex on Elliott Avenue captured an as-yet-unidentified man following a 23-year-old woman in the building. As the woman approached her apartment, the suspect grabbed her from behind. The woman screamed and another building resident opened the door of their unit, causing the suspect to flee.
The victim described the suspect as a white male, 6’0, 25-30 years old, with blonde hair and green eyes, wearing a black jacket and gray jeans.
About six weeks later, on April 17th, another woman was walking home around 3:30 PM when a man grabbed her and threw her to the ground in the 1000 block of East Terrace Street. The woman fought back, screaming and scratching the man, grabbing his throat and jabbing at his eyes.
During the encounter, two women drove up to the victim, honked their horn and asked the victim if she was alright. The victim got into the witnesses’ vehicle and called 911 as the suspect fled.
Police have developed a sketch of the man, described as being 20-30 years old, 5’8, with blonde or strawberry blonde hair, a patchy beard, wearing a black jacket, gray jeans and dark sunglasses:
Detectives are investigating whether the two incidents may be related due to the striking similarities in the descriptions of the suspect. If you recognize the man in the video or sketch, please call (206) 684-5575 with any information..