Sketches Released in Possible UC Riverside Attacks

Authorities have released composite sketches and are asking for the public’s help in finding two men they suspect attempted to abduct women in separate incidents at UC Riverside Saturday.

A female student was walking on a path near Lothian Residence when she passed by a man grabbing something from the trunk of a silver-colored car, university police said. When she looked back, the man was following close behind with a folded, dark blue bandana in his hand.

Police said the student panicked and threw a drink she was holding at the man and ran away. He was last seen getting in the car and driving away.

The student described the man as White, mid 20s to 30-years-old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with straight, dirty blonde hair. He was last seen wearing dark black sunglasses, white T-shirt with a possible logo on front, and gray jeans.

About an hour after the first student came into contact with a man, another student came across a similar looking four-door sedan blocking the same path to Lothian. When she tried to go around, a man got out of the car and began to run toward her, police said. The student was able to get away.

She said she last saw the man getting inside the car and driving off.

She described the man as Asian, 20- to 30-years-old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and an oval-shaped face. He was wearing a white T-shirt and glasses.

Officers searched the area but could not find any suspects. Anyone with information was asked to call campus police at 951-827-5222.

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