Attempted sexual assault after break-in near Pitt has police issuing warning

Attempted sexual assault after break-in near Pitt has police issuing warning

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh is warning people who live in and around Oakland about a burglary and attempted sexual assault that occurred near campus.

The victim says she was sleeping around 4:15 a.m. Friday when an unknown man entered the back door to her home and tried to sexually assault her.

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The woman fought back, and the attacker left through the back door.

The man is said to be an African-American and in his early 20s. He's described as around 6 feet tall, with an athletic build and short hair. At the time, he was wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage shorts and black boots.

Police said the incident happened in the 200 block of Oakland Avenue, just two blocks away from where a person tried to climb through a window and into a home last week. It's unclear if the two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (reference CCR # 19-131802) or the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121 (reference report #19-02119).

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