Woman sexually assaulted Monday morning on South State Street
This story has been updated with this report: Ann Arbor police urge vigilance after rape Monday morning and two weekend attacks
A woman was sexually assaulted this morning in an alley in the 700 block of South State Street, a University of Michigan police crime alert said.
The woman was walking about 12:40 a.m. when a man grabbed her, pulled her behind a wall and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The man was described as white, 6 feet, 5 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a green T-shirt and khaki cargo pants. Ann Arbor police are investigating the assault, which occurred off-campus, across from Weill Hall. Police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush did not immediately have further details this morning.
Meanwhile, police continue to investigate two other assaults Friday night and Saturday morning that may be related to each other based on the description of the suspect. About 11 p.m. Friday, a woman was walking near Community High School in the 400 block of North Division Street when a man grabbed her and attempted to drag her into a secluded area, police said. The woman broke free and ran away.
Also, about 2 a.m. Saturday, a man grabbed a woman from behind in the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue, lifted up her dress and fondled her, police said. She also broke free.
In both of those cases, the man was described as having an olive complexion. He was 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches tall, in his late teens or early 20s with short black hair, or possibly a flat-top hairstyle. He had no facial hair and was wearing a zipped-up black hooded sweatshirt and khaki cargo pants.
Anyone with information can call the AAPD tip line at (734) 794-6939, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 or email at email@example.com.