LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The Lakewood police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in a series of recent sexual assaults.
Police released a sketch of the suspect on Friday.
At about 7 p.m. Tuesday, a man attacked a woman as she was walking to her vehicle in the 7600 block of West Colfax Avenue, police said.
The man sexually assaulted the woman, however, she was ultimately able to fight off the attacker and he fled in a blue minivan.
Twenty minutes later, a man driving a similar blue minivan followed another woman in the 1900 block of South Kipling Parkway. The man attacked the second woman, who was able to spray him with pepper spray and escape, police said.
Lakewood police investigators are trying to see if Tuesday attacks are connected with a Dec. 10 attack in the 9000 block of West Dartmouth Place.
In that attack, a man driving a gold Plymouth Laser or Mitsubishi Eclipse collided with a woman's vehicle. When the woman got out of her vehicle to check the damage, the male driver sexually assaulted her, police said.
The man then tried to force the woman to drive to another location, but she was able to fight him off and get away, police said.
The attacker is described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic man in his 30s. He stands between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a medium build and short dark blond or light brown hair. The man also has heavy acne or acne scars on his face.
The man may have scratches or injuries to his face and eyes, which he received when the women fought back in the Tuesday assaults, police said.
The minivan used in the Tuesday attacks is described as a blue early-2000s model Ford Windstar or Dodge Caravan. The gold Plymouth Laser use in the Dec. 10 attack is described as having no front license plate, a cracked windshield and old body damage on the front driver's side.
Lakewood police ask people who have questions or information about these attacks to please call Detective Bryan Feik at 303-987-7536.