Two women were attacked from behind by a man as they walked home in separate incidents early Saturday morning in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, police said Sunday.
According to police, the first incident occurred at 3:20 a.m. and the second at 4:10 a.m., about 1.3 kms from the scene of the first assault, Fuji TV reported. In the first case, the woman, who was in her 20s, said a man suddenly came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and said he would kill her if she made a sound. When he started to grope her, she yelled out for help and the man fled.
In the second incident, the man came up behind the woman, also in her 20s, covered her mouth with his hand and threatened to stab her if she screamed, However, she broke free and the assailant took off.
Both assaults occurred on a sidewalk in an area where there are not many streetlights.
The man is described as being in his 20s or early 30s, and about 170 cms tall.© Japan Today