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UC Berkeley students robbed, sexually assaulted on campus

Valley Life Sciences attack suspect/ Courtesy UCPD

A female UC Berkeley student was robbed and was forced to perform a sex act on her perpetrator in one of two sexual assaults that occurred within hours of each other on the university campus early overnight, police said.

UC Police said the student was walking through Haviland Grove on the northside of the Cal campus at 12:30 a.m. Friday when a man approached her, demanded her personal items and sexually assaulted her.

The victim described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his 20s, 5-foot-7, with an unshaven appearance. He wore blue denim overalls and a green sweatshirt when he fled the scene walking northbound off campus grounds, according to police.

Haviland Grove assault suspect/ Courtesy UCPD

In the second incident, a female Cal student reported that a man had inappropriately grabbed her near the school’s Valley Life Sciences building at 10:50 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was uninjured in the incident but described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his 20s with “bad teeth” and an unshaven appearance. The suspect stood 5-feet-6 and wore a red and white striped knitted wool jacket with a hoodie covering his head, police said.

Police did not say whether the two incidents were connected.

Investigators asked the public who may have information pertaining to both incidents to call the University of Californa Police Department at (510) 642-0472  or (510) 642-6760.

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