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Anchorage police arrest man they say forced his way into strangers’ homes and sexually assaulted them

Update, 8:30 a.m. Monday: Anchorage police said early Monday that 37-year-old Raymond B. Trice was arrested in connection with the sexual assaults. He is facing two charges of first-degree sexual assault, five counts of second-degree assault and three charges of first-degree burglary.

Anchorage police say they are looking for the man in this photograph as ’a person of interest ’ in more than one sexual assault case. (Photo from the Anchorage Police Department)

Original story:

Anchorage police said they are looking for a man who is a “person of interest” in “more than one” sexual assault cases, during which a man forced his way into the victims’ homes and assaulted them, according to an alert Sunday evening.

Police said the victims do not know the man. Police did not say how many victims there are, and they did not say when the sexual assaults occurred.

Police said the man “is being described as a black male in his 20s or 30s with a bald head.” He is about 6 feet tall with a “medium build” and was last seen wearing a red and blue, horizontal-striped shirt with a white collar, dark pants, gray or dark shoes and a black balaclava-style mask, police said.

The man’s last known location is the area of Peterkin Avenue and Price Street in the Mountain View neighborhood.

When asked for further details about the crimes, spokeswoman Renee Oistad wrote in an email that police do not have any more information about the assaults to release at this time.

Oistad did not say whether there is a public safety threat.

“As always we do ask that citizens be aware of their surroundings and notify law enforcement immediately should they notice anything unusual or out of place -- if you see something, say something,” Oistad said.

Police said that anyone with information on the identity of the man should contact police dispatch at 311. Anyone with information about his current location should call dispatch at 911.

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