Glendale police search for suspect or suspects in attack on women at apartment complex

GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police have released two sketches they say is a suspect or suspects in attacks on two women in the same apartment complex.

According to police, the women were attacked on two different occasions at the complex near 47th and Maryland avenues.

The first incident took place on Wednesday, August 20 just before 1 a.m. as a 20-year-old woman left her apartment to walk a friend to his vehicle.

As she walked back to her apartment, the suspect grabbed her, pulled her down to the gravel landscaping and attempted to sexually assault her.

Police say the woman was able to fight the suspect off and escape. She called her friend and police and the suspect fled on foot through the complex.

Three days later, a 23-year-old female arrived at the apartment parking lot just before 5:30 a.m. after leaving work.

Police say that as the victim walked to her outside stairs she was grabbed from behind and thrown down on the gravel landscaping where the suspect tried to sexually assault her.

The victim began to scream and two men came out of their apartment and chased the suspect off, who fled through the apartment complex on foot.

Police say the description of the suspect in both cases is very similar. He is described as a Hispanic or Native American male, 19 to 25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds with short black hair, possible with short spikes on top.

Glendale police say detectives currently have no leads in the case and are asking for the community’s help to identify the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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