Man tried to pull down women's underwear near Cal Poly, police say

newsroom@thetribunenews.comApril 27, 2012 

San Luis Obispo Police are reporting a third sexual assault in the past month near Cal Poly.

This latest incident occurred at 11:40 p.m. Thursday as two women were walking along Hathway Avenue near Longview Lane, adjacent to the Cal Poly campus. An unknown man came up behind the women and simultaneously put his hands up their skirts and tried to pull their underwear down.

Both women screamed, and the suspect ran away. San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly police checked the area but were not able to find the man.

The man is described as having an olive complexion, about 6 feet tall and wearing a dark gray, zip-up hoodie and jeans. He had dark brown or black hair with a buzz cut.

Two similar sexual assault incidents have been reported since late March. The first incident happened March 29 at 11:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Casa Street and the second on April 5 at 11:40 p.m. near Slack Street and Longview Lane.

In the first two incidents, the victims were walking alone. Police recommend that people do not walk alone at night, be aware of their surroundings and stay in well-lit areas.

Anyone with information about this incident should call San Luis Obispo police at 781-7317.

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