San Luis Obispo police on Friday morning investigated an attempted sexual assault similar to one that occurred earlier in the week.
A man entered a home on the 1500 block of Osos Street through an unlocked window early in the morning and attempted to sexually assault two women in their 20s, according to a San Luis Obispo Police Department news release.
The women told officers they awoke to find an unknown man in their bedroom. The man was holding a knife and threatened to harm them if they screamed.
He tried to sexually assault both women, but then fled after they fought back.
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Police responded to the home and searched for the suspect and any evidence he may have left behind.
A witness reported seeing the suspect running past the intersection of Osos and Leff streets toward the Amtrak station, but police were unable to locate him.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, muscular and about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing black boxer shorts and a nylon over his head.
Police are looking into the possibility the incident may be connected to a similar assault that occurred on Sunday.
Early that morning, a man wielding a knife entered a home on Los Palos Drive near Los Osos Valley Road and sexually assaulted a woman in her 20s.
Police looking for video surveillance footage, information
Officers on Friday collected evidence from the crime scene and are continuing to investigate the incident.
Police are seeking any video surveillance footage that may have captured the suspect entering or leaving the crime scene area or the intersection of Osos and Leff streets.
Police encourage residents to secure all windows, doors and vehicles and to report suspicious activity immediately.