SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- The search is on for a man police say is targeting college women and their underwear.
"Oh my god! That's insane!" said Andrea Velardi, a Cal Poly student.
"Oh wow! That's really scary!" reacted Haley Brown, a Cal Poly student.
Shocking reaction after hearing three college women were sexually assaulted over the weekend and as of Monday evening, the suspect could still be roaming the area.
"I think it's really disgusting and it's very scary to think that's happening," said Brittany Luper, a Cal Poly student.
The first happened at 11:00 Saturday night on the 1200 block of Foothill Boulevard, when a man stepped in between two girls and tried to pull out their underwear, but ran off after being unsuccessful.
Then Sunday morning at 4:15 am, a woman was waiting for a taxi when she was attacked by a man on the 700 block of Foothill Boulevard.
"He approached her, pulled her into the bushes and put his hands down the front and back rear of her pants and sexually assaulted her," said Lieutenant John Bledsoe, San Luis Obispo Police. "It's unknown at this point whether they're related or not as far as the same suspect involved."
Police say the suspect is 19-to-20-years-old.
"Male, possibly white or light skin Hispanic, he was described as having olive skin, he was described anywhere from 5'6 to 6 foot," explained Bledsoe.
This isn't the first panty raider in the area. Back in March and April two similar assaults occurred in the area on Slack and Hathway, another one on the Cal Poly campus.
"My house is right down the street so walking and knowing that someone is possibly doing this is very scary," said Luper.
"It's a little terrifying to think I could be next," reacted Brown.
San Luis Obispo Police are investigating whether or not these recent assaults are linked to last years'. Central Coast News spoke to Cal Poly Police and they said they do not believe they are, even though the suspect descriptions are the same.
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