3 Sex crimes reported within one block of one another in Aurora City Center neighborhood

Police issue warning to residents

AURORA, Colo. - Two sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault were reported in Aurora in the last eight days in homes within a block of one another in the City Center neighborhood, police said Friday.

The incidents happened near the intersection of South Chambers Road and East Ohio Avenue, Officer Frank Fania said.

The first incident happened Thanksgiving morning. The second incident happened six days later, on Nov. 28.  And the most recent incident happened Friday morning. 

All three incidents took place in the early-morning hours.

There are similarities with these cases which lead investigators to believe that the same suspect may be involved.

The male suspect made illegal entry into the residences of the victims, and in at least two incidents, the suspect was armed or claimed to have a weapon. All three female adult victims were sleeping prior to being assaulted.     

Police have very little information about the suspect. The best description they have been able to obtain is that he is possibly a tall, "skinny" Hispanic or light-skinned black male. One victim reported that he may have a "corn-row" hair style.

Police are asking residents in the area to be vigilant for anyone they think is suspicious, and to particularly be aware between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

Police continue to canvass the area and hand out information on these events and crime safety tips.

Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call Detective John Wilton at 303-739-6065 or Sgt.  Rudy Herrera at 303-739-6250.  You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).  You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.