San Francisco police are looking for this man pictured to the right who is considered a person of interest in two separate sexual assault cases in the city's Mission District.
Both sexual assaults occurred on 24th Street sometime between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., police said. The first case was in late November when a woman was walking on 24th Street and was attacked from behind. The man dragged her to another location near 24th and South Van Ness where she was strangled, punched, and slapped before she was sexually assaulted.
Police believe it was the same man who attacked another woman yesterday morning as she walked along 24th Street. The woman said she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted.
In both cases, the suspect was described as a black man in his mid-30s, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call the anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or "Text-a-Tip" from their cell phones to TIP411. Please include "SFPD' in the beginning of the text message.
Meanwhile, police are warning residents and tourists to follow these safety tips when walking in the Mission: