NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (PIX11) — Two women were sexually assaulted inside the same New Brunswick home near Rutgers University on two separate nights over the weekend, authorities said.
In both encounters, the suspect entered the Central Avenue home through an unlocked window and assaulted the victims while they slept, police said.
In the first incident, officials said the suspect touched the woman while she slept at around 3 a.m. Saturday. The following night, around 2 a.m., the second victim was awakened by a man sexually assaulting her, police said. The woman chased the suspect out of the home and he fled on foot.
In both incidents, police said the women suffered a non-life-threatening injury. Police said the perpetrator is about 5 feet, 8 inches, and was last seen wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt.
In what appears to be a separate and third incident on Sunday night, a woman said a man touched her at a campus student center.
Police have encouraged students to report suspicious activity and travel in groups.
The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the NBPD’s Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.