Suspects sought after women groped in San Francisco's Inner Sunset

Police combed an Inner Sunset neighborhood last weekend in response to two separate incidents in which women were groped late Friday and early Saturday.

Park Police Station Capt. Denis O’Leary said a female UC San Francisco employee was walking to her car in the 200 block of Lincoln Way at 11 p.m. Friday when she was approached from behind by a man with his pants down who groped her chest. She fought off the man and ran away.

At 2:20 a.m. Saturday, another woman had just entered her apartment building in the 300 block of Carl Street when a man placed his hand over her mouth and groped her buttocks, O’Leary said. The woman fought off the suspect and shouted for help, and the suspect ran away.

“We’ve filled the neighborhood up with plainclothes officers looking for both suspects,” O’Leary said.

No arrests have been made in either case.

Though both suspects were described as white males in their 20s, O’Leary said the two victims described different heights for the suspects.

“They’re similar, but we don’t think they’re the same,” O’Leary said.

The Lincoln Way suspect was described as having curly hair, numerous facial piercings including a black piercing between the eyebrows.

The Carl Street suspect was between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2, 160 pounds with straight, short brown hair, police said.

The suspect in the second attack is believed to have exposed himself to another person at Frederick and Stanyan streets just before that incident, O’Leary said.

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