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Police investigating four attacks on women in North Park area

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Image of a person of interest in the June 11 assault on 33rd Street. Image of a person of interest in the June 11 assault on 33rd Street.
Sketch of a suspect in a June 17 assault on a woman in North Park. Sketch of a suspect in a June 17 assault on a woman in North Park.
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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego police say an attack on a woman in North Park early Wednesday morning may be linked to three similar assaults in the area.

The latest attack happened at about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of Lincoln Avenue. A woman was reportedly knocked unconscious. When she awoke, she was fully clothed and the suspect was gone. There was no suspect description in this case.

The first attack happened on June 11 on 33rd Street near University Avenue. A woman was attacked from behind as she was walking. Police are working to determine if this assault is linked to two other similar attacks in neighboring areas in the last few weeks.

Another assault was reported about 11:30 p.m. on June 17, police said. A woman walking alone on Meade Avenue near 32nd Street was attacked by the two suspects but managed to fight them off, and they fled, said San Diego police Lt. Mike Holden.

The woman described both men as Hispanic. The suspect whose sketch was released was described as about 23 or 24, 5 feet 7 or 5 feet 8 and as having braces. He was wearing a black shirt with a black and white checkered long sleeved shirt on top.

The other suspect appeared to be 28 or 29, 6 feet tall, wearing a hooded sweatshirt. He spoke with an accent.

Another attack was reported about 9:40 p.m. Saturday. A woman who had been walking on Lincoln Avenue near Oregon Street was knocked to the ground from behind and one of the suspects tried to pull off her clothing, Holden said. She also fought back against her attackers and yelled for help until they ran off, Holden said. Neither the victim nor the two bystanders who came to her aid could describe the suspects.

Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or the San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210.

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