Police link suspect who fled on bike to 2 rapes

Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 16:21:48-04

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Anne Arundel County police believe the same man committed two sexual assaults a 14 months apart in Glen Burnie.

Lt. Ryan Frashure said by phone Wednesday that in both cases, which occurred about two miles apart, the suspect fled on a bicycle.

Frashure says early Friday, a woman walking behind a shopping center on Hospital Drive was accosted by a man brandishing a weapon and sexually assaulted. Police say the man fled on a bicycle.

On July 12, 2014, Frashure says, a woman was approached by a man on a bicycle on Crain Highway. The man brandished an edged weapon and sexually assaulted the woman. The man fled on the bike.

Forensic evidence leads police to believe the same man committed both crimes, Frashure says.