Police are looking for a man connected to two sexual assaults that occurred in the Mountain View area in the past three days, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department.
The first rape was near the 200 block of North Hoyt Street around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. The other assault happened near Bragaw Street and Penland Parkway shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In both cases, the suspect targeted female victims who were walking alone. He followed them for a while before approaching them with a weapon and forcing them to a secluded area, the release states.
The women were both in their 20s, said Anchorage Police spokeswoman Dani Myren.
The suspect is described as a darker skinned man who is 20-30 years old and approximately 55-510 tall, with a thin build, short cropped hair, and a faint goatee. Police released a composite drawings of the man late Thursday.
It has been reported that the rape suspect has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm, and may also have a mustache and wear diamond stud-type earrings, officials say.
He is reported to be armed with a handgun.
Anyone with information to help identity this man is asked to contact Anchorage Police at 786-8900 or, to remain anonymous, call Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP (7867).
Residents are asked to use caution when walking alone; be aware of your surroundings and immediately call police if suspicious behavior or activity is observed.