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Groper Alert Issued by San Jose State University Police

San Jose State University Police are warning students to be on alert after two women on campus were groped by a suspect on a bicycle on Saturday evening, Jan. 25.

The San Jose State University Police logo. Courtesy logo
The San Jose State University Police logo. Courtesy logo
Police at San Jose State University are warning students to be on alert after two women on campus were groped by a suspect on a bicycle on Saturday night.

The first incident occurred outside the Event and Recreation center at about 6:55 p.m., according to the campus police department.

A suspect, who was described as a white man with a moustache between 20 and 30 years old, rode up on a bicycle and grabbed a woman in an inappropriate fashion, police said.

A second sexual battery was reported on Eighth Street near the Hoover Hall dormitory at about 9:20 p.m., police said.

A suspect with the same description grabbed a second victim inappropriately and was last seen riding a bicycle toward the Campus Village Apartments, police said.

He was seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

The two women were not injured, police said.

Students were being warned to avoid walking alone at night, keep to well-lit areas and immediately report suspicious activity to university police.

Anyone who needs a campus escort can use a campus "blue light phone" or call police at (408) 924-2222.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact San Jose State University police at (408) 924-2222.

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