Ottawa police said there are "similarities" between the suspect in a recent sexual assault in the Glebe and a suspected serial rapist in the city.
Const. Chuck Benoit said police still "have to investigate deeper" and have not confirmed a link at this time.
A woman was grabbed on Bank Street and First Avenue around 6 p.m. on Friday, March 7, according to police.
The suspect is described as man in his mid-20s with tanned skin, a medium build and standing five feet nine inches to five feet ten inches tall. He was wearing a light grey sweatshirt with black laces, dark jeans and black shoes at the time of the attack, police said..
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sexual assault unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Search for suspected serial sex offender continues
In January, Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau announced that three sexual assaults in less than two years were linked to one unknown serial predator, and that seven other cases could also be linked to the same suspect.
Police sources confirmed that the three cases were linked by DNA evidence. The three victims were all choked, and police believe the suspect ""may show a preference for that type of behaviour in his personal and intimate relationships."
The suspected serial rapist is described as having short dark hair. He is believed to be in his 20s with a slim to medium build, standing five feet nine inches tall to five feet eleven inches tall (175 to 180 cm). Police released two sketches of the suspect.