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December 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Attacks on women in So. Seattle may be connected

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Seattle police say two recent attacks on women in South Seattle may be connected.

The first attack occurred just before 8 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 7500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. The victim was unloading items from her car when she was attacked by an unknown male. She was able to fight off the man by biting his left hand, police said.

The man was described as black, about 5-feet-8 and 140 pounds. He wore a black hoodie and a black ski mask.

The second attack occurred at 10:30 last night in the 7100 block of Holly Park Drive South. The victim had just parked her car and was carrying items from her car to her front door when she was attacked from behind, police said. She was able to fight off the man, who fled.

The man in this attack was described as black, 18 to 29 years old, 5-feet-9 and 160 pounds. He wore a black ski mask, black or dark blue coat and black or dark blue cargo-style pants.

Anyone with information on the attacks is asked to call the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.

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