Police investigating possible connection between 2 attempted sexual assault incidents in Macomb Co.

Posted at 6:15 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 12:36:53-04

Police are investigating a possible connection between two attempted sexual assault incidents that occurred in Macomb County.

On Sunday, a 34-year-old woman was accosted by a man when she was running at Chippewa Valley High School. When the man approached her, he pushed her down and tried to sexually assault her. She fought back and the man eventually took off.

Police say a similar incident occurred a week earlier on 22 Mile Road near Shelby Road in Shelby Township.

The attacker reportedly stopped in front of her, got out and approached her vehicle. He then reached inside, touched her leg and exposed himself.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 20s or 30s. He was around 6 feet 3 inches tall with a short, unkempt afro. In both cases, the man is described as the same person and was driving a Jeep Liberty or Ford Escape.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.