SPD seeks information on possible serial attacker

Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit are seeking information on a possible link between two attacks on women in South Seattle in the past week.  The first occured on December 1st, at approximately 7:50 pm, in the 7500 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.  The victim had just parked her car and was unloading items from it when she was physically attacked by an unknown male.  The victim was able to fight off her attacker, biting him in the left hand.  It is possible that the suspect may still have bite marks.  The suspect was described as follows:

Black male, 5’8″  approximately 140 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and a black ski mask.   He fled on foot.

The second assault occured on December 7th, at approximately 10:30 pm in the 7100 Block of Holly Park Drive South.  Again, the victim had just parked her car and was carrying items from her car to her front door when she was attacked from behind by an unknown suspect.  The victim was able to fight off the suspect after a struggle and the suspect fled on foot.  The suspect description in that attack is the following:

Black male, 18-29 years old, 5′ 9″, 160 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, black or dark blue coat and black or dark blue cargo uniform style pants.  He was last seen running eastbound toward Holly Park Drive South.

In both cases the victims were able to fight off their attackers and then call 911.  Despite extensive area searches and K9 tracks, the suspect(s) remain at large.   Anyone with information on these assaults is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at (206) 684-5575.