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Authorities investigating multiple sexual assaults

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego police are looking into three reported sexual attacks in four days.

One happened Thursday at San Diego State, another Saturday night near the UTC mall in University City, and Sunday morning police say a man attacked a woman after breaking into her Mission Hills home.

The first in a recent string of assaults happened early Thursday morning on the San Diego State campus. Campus police say a student sought medical attention after saying she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity.

"It's super scary and I'm going to make sure I'm always with a group," Noelle Malindzak said. 

Some student's we spoke to say the news was shocking but not surprising.

"Since I've gone here freshman year I've got a bunch of crime alerts and stuff and it seems like it's being amped up. At least like against women," Malindzak said. 

And it did. The next assault happened Saturday evening near a busy mall in University City. Police say a man grabbed a woman and pulled her into some bushes. The victim started screaming and luckily there were several nearby witnesses who heard her and chased the suspect off.

The latest incident happened early Sunday morning in Mission Hills. Police say a 25-year-old woman woke up to a man sexually assaulting her in her own bedroom. Once she woke up, the suspect ran out the front door. No arrests have been made in this case or the one in University City.

As for the SDSU incident, police say the student knows the suspect, but did not want police involvement. Back on campus, the women we spoke to aren't taking any chances.

"I guess especially with winter coming and it's getting dark always walk with somebody," Malindzak said. "We just got some pepper spray. I have some evening classes so I'll just bring that with."

Police say these cases do not appear to be related and are asking anyone with any information to please call them.
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