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Berkeley, California (Monday, March 02, 2009) - On Saturday, February 28, 2009 Berkeley Police Department Patrol Officers responded to two separate reports of sexual assault, which detectives believe are linked to the ongoing series in the South Campus Area. 

The first incident occurred at 3:45 AM as the lone college aged victim walked northbound on Piedmont Avenue from Channing Way.  The second victim was assaulted on Dwight Way east of College Avenue at 11:00 PM.  In both cases the suspect approached his victims from behind and attempted to digitally penetrate their vaginas by reaching up under their clothing.  These two new cases bring the total number of incidents to 19.

After the February 20th incident, the following sketch was compiled from witnesses’ accounts.
sexual battery series Feb 2009The suspect is described as:
White Male, 20s, 
5-10 tall, 160-170 lbs, medium build,
Short dark wavy hair

BPD needs the community’s help in catching this suspect.  If you know the identity of this man, or you were a victim of or witness to a similar crime, please contact the Berkeley Sex Crimes Detail (510) 981-5735.  If the event has just occurred or is in progress, please immediately report it to the BPD Dispatch at (510) 981-5900 or, from your cell phone, at (510) 981-5911. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.   All Bay Area Crime Stoppers calls are completely confidential, and a $2,000 reward is offered.

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