UPDATE @ 12:23 PM- After previous contact with Victor Valley College staff we received information stating that the victim was female. The victim of the latest incident, on the night of Tuesday, January 27th was later confirmed to be a male. A Victor Valley College Police Spokesperson is not available for comment at the time. Victor Valley News is awaiting contact with the Victor Valley College police, following contact we will update information is necessary.
VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): At approximately 9:30 P.M., on Tuesday, January 27th a male subject attempted to assault a female student on the Victor Valley College Campus. The male subject was reported to be carrying a knife at the time of the attempted assault on East (Lower) Campus Drive near the Adaptive Physical Education building.
Per Victor Valley College alert, the subject appears to be the same subject involved in two other attempted assaults of women in the Victorville area, including the January 20th attempted sexual assault also on the VVC campus. The suspect, described as a Hispanic Male with a beard wearing a black hoodie.
Students received a text message alert several hours later keeping them aware of the problem, which now has many local women in fear. So far, all of the women attacked have got away.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, 5-6 to 5’11 with a weight of approximately 170 pounds. All victims described him as having a beard. According to the recent San Bernardino County Sheriff’s press release, the suspect is believed to be driving an older 4-door white vehicle, possibly a small Volkswagen wagon.
At this time it is believed that the Victor Valley College Campus Police responded this incident, if you have any information regarding this or any of the other recent attempted assaults you are asked to call the Campus Police at 760-245-4271 x 2329 or Detective Rodney Gardner at (760) 241-2911.
The attacks, so far, have targeted women walking alone. It is always best, especially while walking in the dark to walk with others. Women are not only encouraged, but urged to seek self-defense training in order to be trained in how to handle such attacks. It is most important to NEVER let the attacker remove you from the initial crime scene. Consider carrying pepper spray and if you have a panic alarm button for your car alarm activate it to get the attention of anyone in the general area. Never stop fighting back, many attackers will run from an aggressive victim and seek out an easier target.