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Two attempted attacks near UW Oshkosh campus

Oshkosh Police are on the lookout for a man who tried to attack two women his week.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) - Oshkosh Police are on the lookout for a man who tried to attack two women his week. The incidents happened close to UW Oshkosh, so students were alerted today. The first incident happened Monday around 4:00 am on Woodland Avenue . A 19 year old woman was walking home and noticed a man following her. When she went to her door the man grabbed her. She fought him off and called police. Then, just before 2:00 am Tuesday morning a 20 year old woman noticed a man following her on Jackson Street. He tried to grab her but ran away when he realized the woman was on the phone with 911 dispatchers. Neither woman was hurt. Police are telling students to walk in groups especially at night. UW Oshkosh Police even offer a free service to walk students home at night even off campus. They saw a 140% increase in the safe walk program last year and expect to escort over 600 students this year. There are also blue light emergency towers all around campus. They connect you immediately to police. Officers say its also smart to carry a flashlight and trust your instincts. Call 911 if you believe you are being followed. Only one of the victims was able to provide a suspect description to police. She says it was a black man in his 20s who tried to attack her. He was wearing tan shorts, a light colored short and a baseball cap. Police say any information about these incidents could help them track down the suspect. People are encouraged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700. If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637 or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org
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