DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police said Wednesday, during the last 14 months there have been four reports of assaults on women in the Uptown area.
Each assault happened on a Sunday in the early morning hours between 12:45 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. where the victim was alone walking toward her apartment building.
“I’m sadly not surprised. There’s a lot of action going on here late at night so there’s good opportunities to be in the dark, kind of wandering around heading home,” said Uptown resident Brenna D’Onofrio.”
D’Onofrio said she had no idea four different women were attacked and assaulted in nearly the same fashion.
“I try to be on my phone usually so that if something happens, someone knows what I’m up to and where I am,” she said.
Police said none of the women were able to give a detailed description of the suspect because in each case they were grabbed from behind.
One October 2, 2016, at 12:45 a.m., a 27-year-old woman was alone walking in the 3200 block of Fairmount and arrived at the entrance to the apartment complex when she was grabbed and assaulted by a man she didn’t know.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 5’06”, heavy set, with black hair slicked back and no facial hair. He was wearing a white button-down shirt and gray dress pants.
On December 4, 2016, at about 1:30 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was alone walking in the 3000 block of Bookhout Street. When the victim screamed for help, the suspect ran off.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 5’5″, 160 pounds, with short brown hair. He was wearing a long sleeve white shirt and dark colored pants.
On July 23, 2017, at about 2:30 a.m., a 24-year-old woman was walking alone in the 2800 block of Bookhout Street toward the entrance of her apartment complex when the suspect grabbed her from behind and assaulted her. She kicked him off of her, but could not provide a description of the suspect.
On December 3, 2017, at about 2:30 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was walking alone in the 2800 block of Cole Avenue toward her apartment complex. As the she entered a gate, she was pushed into a stairwell and assaulted. The suspect was described as a possibly Hispanic man, 5’10”, with dark hair. No further description was provided.
Police said they are not sure this is the same suspect in all four crimes.
D’Onofrio said she doesn’t want to live in fear, but plans to go for fewer dog walks by herself late at night.
“I don’t want to live in fear but I think you have to be a little extra careful,” she said.
Anyone with information on these assaults can contact Detective Anderson at 214-671-3616.