Ann Arbor Police Search For Assault Suspect

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – A fifth victim has come forward in Ann Arbor, after allegedly being attacked in an elevator of a parking structure late last night. The victim, a 26-year-old Ypsilanti woman, who did not go to the hospital after the rape, said she reported the incident after seeing media coverage of the other attacks.

The attacker was described as white, 26 years of age, 5’6” to 5’7”, with short, dark and straight hair — a similar description to those provided by other victim

Police Detectives in Ann Arbor are following up on numerous tips as they search for a man or men who have been attacking women.

Lt. Renee Bush said it is unclear if one man is to blame for the attacks or if there’s more than one suspect.

A 21-year-old who was grabbed by the neck a week ago at Thompson and Liberty streets discribed her assailent as a 29-years-old, white man, 5’9”, weighing 165 pounds with medium build. She said he had short, straight, brown hair.

The Ann Arbor Police Department has issued a wanted poster with sketch of the suspect.

As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a female was walking along State St., when an unknown man grabbed her, pulled her behind a wall and assaulted her before fleeing northbound through a parking lot.  That suspect is  5’6″ to 5’10” with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a green t-shirt and khaki cargo pants

Lt. Bush said the victims were all walking alone at night. She said anyone out at night should walk with someone.

Anyone with information or who may have seen something suspicious should call 911 or the Ann Arbor Police tip line at 734-794-6939. Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The Crimestoppers number is 1-800-Speak-Up.


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