Police looking for suspect in sexual assaults on the U of M's West Bank
By Rhoda Fukushima email@example.com
University of Minnesota police are looking for a man suspected in three incidents of sexual assault on the University of Minnesota's West Bank on Thursday morning.
Police said the criminal sexual contact involving inappropriate sexual contact happened around 8:30 a.m. In each case, the man rode up to the woman on a bike, reached from behind and grabbed her genital area, according to police.
In the first case, the female student was walking on the West Bank Plaza near Anderson Hall when the assault occurred. He fled on the bike toward Wilson Library.
Minutes later, the man assaulted another female student near 19th Avenue South and Washington Avenue.
The man fled and the second victim saw him do the same thing to a third woman nearby. That victim has not yet contacted police. Police are encouraging her to do so as soon as possible.
The man is described as black, about 29 to 39 years old, with a tall, thin build and dark complexion. He was wearing a green hat, brown coat, white tennis shoes and sunglasses. He was riding a red bike.
Campus police are investigating these incidents as well as a similar assault Dec. 9.