Women targeted by armed sex attacker in West PerthPOLICE believe the same man is responsible for separate attacks on two women in West Perth.
In the first incident March 30, a woman was sexually assaulted by a man carrying what was believed to be a handgun.
The 19-year-old was walking along Ord Street at about 8.30pm when the man approached her and lifted his shirt to reveal what appeared to be a handgun tucked into the waistband of his trousers.
He then sexually assaulted her in a nearby alley.
On Sunday April 29, a 26-year-old woman walking along Colin Street about 4.15pm and confronted in similar circumstances.
The man also lifted his jumper to reveal what looked like a handgun.
The woman threw her handbag at him and ran away.
Police say the man was seen riding off on a motorcycle which had been parked on Emerald Terrace.
The woman's Gucci handbag has not been found.
Police believe the offences were committed by the same man, who is described as being aged between 35 to 45 years, with fair skin, about 175cm to 185cm tall, and a medium build.
He was wearing a pair of grey knee-length shorts, a dark hooded jumper and a baseball cap during the first attack.
During the second incident, he was wearing a pair of grey knee-length shorts, a grey hooded jumper, baseball cap, and sunglasses.
On both occasions he was carrying a black backpack.
Anyone who saw the man in the area or has any information is asked to contact crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
(BTW this is right near where I work - when I go into work!)