Windsor police are on the lookout for a possible sexual predator after two sexual assaults this month that may be related.
Both cases involved women in their early 20’s who were offered a ride by a male suspect.
Police arrived at a bus stop on College Avenue near Brock Street around 2 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 25 to investigate a sexual assault.
The victim said she had been walking near Wyandotte Street West and Victoria Avenue when a man driving an older model, light coloured, minivan offered her a ride.
According to the police report, she was then taken to a west Windsor parking lot where she was punched in the face while trying to escape the vehicle and was sexually assaulted.
The woman was later freed and called a friend who contacted police.
The suspect is described as being arabic or white with shoulder length dark curly hair with a slender build. He spoke with an accent.
On Aug. 11 another woman was assaulted under similar circumstances.
Police responded to a call at around midnight to investigate an assault involving a female victim.
The woman was walking in the 500 block of Goyeau Street when a man in a van pulled up and offered her a ride, according to the police report.
Immediately after entering the vehicle the woman said the man began groping her and she began screaming for him to stop the vehicle.
The van travelled Eastbound on Wyandotte Street East and turned south on Parent Avenue. As the van turned the corner, the van slowed down, and the victim managed to jump out.
Witnesses in the area gave assistance to the victim. She was not injured. The van sped away from the area.
The victim then took a cab home from Parent Avenue and Wyandotte Street East and called police.
According to police, the van was an older model greyish silver minivan, possibly from the '90s. The licence plate started with an "S" and the numbers were close to "175."
The driver is described as being an arabic male, in his 30's with a dark full head of hair. He spoke with an accent.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call police at 519-255-6700 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).