February 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Police release sketch of suspect in North Seattle sexual assault
Police have released a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood Friday evening.The assault was the first of four in North Seattle since Friday, according to police. Though police haven’t connected the man in the sketch to the other assaults yet, he does have a similar description to attackers in two other assaults, police said.
In three of the assaults, including the one in Northgate, the man is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, between 5-feet-7 and 6-feet, 140 to 160 pounds, with short brown hair.
The victim of the Northgate assault said her attacker had sunken, light blue eyes, a tattoo under his left forearm, and a gravelly voice.
Another assault in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood Sunday night involved two men who tried to abduct a woman. She broke free and the men sped off in a white van with “XYF” spray-painted in red on one side.
All women attacked in the assaults were in their 30s and 40s.
In addition to suspects, detectives would like to interview a cyclist who helped chase off the man who attacked a woman jogging around Green Lake Monday morning. They ask anyone who knows the cyclist to call Seattle Police Department’s sexual assault unit at 206-684-5575.
Police have asked anyone with information about a possible suspect to call 911.
Seattle police suggested everyone review a few of their safety tips while they continue searching for suspects.
Below is a Seattle Police Department map of sexual assaults in North Seattle since Friday.
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