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Two women attacked overnight in possibly connected incidents, Milwaukee police say

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 11:45:53-04

MILWAUKEE -- Two women were attacked overnight in Milwaukee's Riverwest and East Side neighborhoods in what are believed to be connected incidents, Milwaukee Police say.

According to a news release, the first incident happened just before 1 a.m. in the 2500 block of N. Bremen St. A 37-year-old woman was approached by an armed suspect, who demanded that she remove her clothing. The woman was able to escape and call police.

Less than two hours later, police say a woman was walking in the 2300 block of N. Oakland Ave. when someone started talking to her. The suspect eventually pushed the woman to the ground, though she was able to fight back, and the suspect ran off.

Both women gave very similar descriptions of the suspect. In the first incident, the suspect is desribed by police as "a Black male, about 28 years of age, big eyes, about 6'0, medium brown complexion, hair in corn rolls going toward the back of his head, wearing a black COVID mask with possible decorations, and a gray t-shirt that could have other colors."

In the second incident, police say the suspect is a "Black male, medium build, 5'10"-6'0", 175-180 Ibs, and his hair was in 1-2 inch french cornrows on the top of his head and short hair on the sides. He was last seen wearing a red and gray long sleeved shirt, possibly light gray sweatpants and a black cloth face mask."

The suspect is still at large, and police continue to investigate.

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