Cal State Northridge police are on the lookout for a suspect who attempted to grab a woman’s buttocks Friday night. The incident is eerily similar to a Wednesday night attack at COC.
An unidentified female said the suspect approached her, struck up a brief conversation, then hugged her, before grabbing her. The suspect fled the area. The victim contacted police and was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect.
In a flyer distributed to local media, CSUN police describe the assailant as a Hispanic male, age 20-25, medium build, short black hair and wearing a purple hooded sweatshirt.
COC Campus Safety put out a similar description last Thursday but the suspect was described as an Asian/Caucasian mix.
In that attack, a COC student was confronted in the South parking lot near Aliso Hall by a young male wearing a tan hoodie who also tried to grab her.
Last week’s incidents follow an attempted kidnapping of a COC student near Cal Arts on Wednesday, and two other assaults at Pierce college and UC Santa Barbara. Authorities have not linked these separate attacks to the incidents CSUN or COC.
If you have any more information regarding this crime you can call the CSUN P-D Investigations Unit at 818-677-3826.