Midland Attacker May have Struck in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A man who has been attacking women in Midland may have struck in Odessa Tuesday morning.

Police say a woman was assaulted around 6:20 Tuesday morning at the Sunchase Apartments in the 2200 block of Rocky Lane in Odessa. The woman told police that a Hispanic man approached her from behind and fondled her.

The woman ran to her car and called police while leaving the complex. The suspect entered a vehicle described as a white work truck with a flat bed.

Odessa police say this attack is very similar to a series of assaults at apartments in North Midland last month.

Police in both Odessa and Midland are urging women to be aware of their surroundings and get an escort if possible. Police are also asking apartment complexes and apartment residents to be on the lookout for the suspect.

The suspect is described as follows:

Hispanic male

20-30 years old

5'7" to 5'8" tall

175-190 pounds