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D.C. police seek men in two sexual assaults, apparently unrelated

Two women were sexually assaulted on Monday — one during the afternoon — while walking along streets in Northeast and Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police. Authorities said it does not appear the attacks are related.

The latest occurred at 4:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Evarts Street NE, just south of Rhode Island Avenue. Police said the woman was walking in a back alley when a man approached her from behind and said he had a weapon.

Police said he took property and sexually assaulted her. He is described as black, in his early 20s standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes with dark lines under them, and was wearing a black skull cap with a ball on top, a black winter jacket, a navy blue sweater with a hood and dark gray pants.

The second attack occurred earlier Monday, about 3:45 a.m., in the 1400 block of Spring Road NW. Police said a woman wa walking along the street when a man came up behind her and sexually assaulted her. He is described as Hispanic, in his early 40s and about 5 feet 11 inches tall. He has a medium build with broad shoulders and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue windbreaker and blue pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

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