UCLA police this week released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a student on campus earlier this month, just about an hour after another student was attacked at gunpoint in what police believe was a separate incident.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 7, a man (sketch below) emerged from Parking Structure 9 near the Engineering 4 building and approached the female victim from behind, according to campus police. He threatened to sexually assault the woman and attempted to grab her, but she was able to break free and the man ran from the scene.
He is described as 30 to 35 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He has a thin build, light skin, short dark hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the time of the attack.
About an hour before the attempted assault, a student was robbed at gunpoint while walking by himself on Veteran Avenue, northbound from Gayley Avenue.
Police do not believe the incidents are connected, but the attacks prompted campus authorities to adjust their patrols to focus on potential problem areas.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call 310-825-9371.