Randy McIIwain, NBC 5 News
Officers are patrolling an neighborhood in Dallas after two attempted sexual assaults. Dallas police have released a sketch of the man who tried to sexually assault a woman out walking her dog the morning of May 20. Police believe the same man also attacked another woman on Tuesday.
Dallas police have released a sketch of a man who has attempted to sexually assault women walking their dogs near Greenville Avenue and Interstate 635.
Police said the man attacked two women in the 9200 block of Flickering Shadow Drive in the morning hours after engaging them in conversation. Both women escaped before a sexual assault occurred.
At a community meeting Wednesday, police said the victims were white women in their 30s and 50s.
Police have increased patrols in the area and are urging residents to be vigilant and alert. During the meeting, a self-defense expert urged women to leave their dogs and get away if they are attacked while walking their pets.
The first attack occurred on May 20 at about 6:45 a.m. The second attack occurred Tuesday at about 7 a.m.
Dallas police are examining physical evidence taken from one of the victims. The sex offenders unit is helping investigate the attacks.
Police described the attacker as a white or Hispanic man in his early to mid-20s who is between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He has a stocky build, a round face and dark curly or wavy hair.
He was wearing gray pants, a white T-shirt and dark-colored beanie/ski hat in the May 20 attack. He wore a black T-shirt, shorts with an unknown design and a dark-colored beanie/ski hat during the attack on Tuesday.
There is a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information on the attacks is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.
NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.