APD seeks public's help locating suspect in attempted sex assaults at Chester Creek Trail
Anchorage police say a man allegedly tried to sexually assault two women on the Chester Creek Trail.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, police responded to reports of two separate attempted sexual assaults. Detectives say they believe it is the same person who committed each crime.
According to an online dispatch, police say the suspect was on the Chester Creek trail system near Valley of the Moon Park. Police say the man tried to approach each woman, grabbing them and trying to pull their clothes off. He ran off on foot both times.
Now, police are asking for the public's help to find the man.
He is described by police in the release as, "a white adult male, 20-30 years old, brown hair, possible facial hair, and possible glasses."
Tuesday night, the suspect was seen wearing a black graphic T-shirt, hat and glasses walking a "pug-like dog." On Wednesday, Anchorage police say the man was wearing, "a blue T-shirt, possible blue shorts and running shoes," without the dog.
Police say it's an important reminder for people to always be aware of their surroundings and if they see something, say something.
APD says they have additional resources working on this investigation as well as officers patrolling the trails on bikes. Police are asking if anyone has any information regarding either of these incidents, including surveillance video, to call the non-emergency dispatch at 311.
If people want to give information anonymously, they can do so through Crime Stoppers by calling 561-STOP or submit comments online through the Anchorage Crime Stoppers webpage.
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