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Police searching for rapist in east Fort Worth neighborhood

A 37-year-old woman reported on Nov. 4 that she was sexually assaulted in the 6000 block of Oakland Bend Drive in Fort Worth, police said.
A 37-year-old woman reported on Nov. 4 that she was sexually assaulted in the 6000 block of Oakland Bend Drive in Fort Worth, police said.

Police issued an alert Thursday to the Woodhaven neighborhood after a woman reported a sexual assault and two others reported attempted sexual assaults earlier this month.

Additional officers have been assigned to the area in east Fort Worth, police said Thursday.

Investigators said they believe the women did not know the sexual predator. Police are working on a composite sketch.

In the most recent attack, a 37-year-old woman reported Nov. 4 that she was sexually assaulted in the 6000 block of Oakland Bend Drive.

Police said they believe the same man broke into an apartment on Nov. 2, attacked a woman and then a few hours later attacked another woman a few blocks away. Although the two earlier attacks were reported initially as assaults, police now consider them attempted sexual assaults.

In the first Nov. 2 incident, police responded to a burglary call shortly before 5 a.m. in the 5400 block of Boca Agua Drive. A 34-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman reported that a suspect kicked in an apartment door and grabbed one of the victims by the neck. The suspect told one of the victims that he would kill her if she called police. He then fled.

About two hours later, just before 7 a.m. Nov. 2, police responded to the 5700 block of Greenspoint Drive, where a 28-year-old woman reported an assault.

Witnesses have described the man as African-American, light to medium complexion, in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, thin, slight mustache with a Mohawk style haircut. He has worn a black cap or beanie type hat.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477 or Fort Worth police at 817-392-4350, or visit www.469tips.com.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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