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Police looking for man in black ski mask for incidents involving rape, burglary, kidnapping

Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 17:15:09-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man or men wanted in connection with two separate incidents for rape, burglary, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition.

On Sept. 3, police said a man pushed the air conditioning unit in a window to gain access to a home in the 14300 block of Caine Avenue at 2 a.m.

The man attempted to assault a 7-year-old girl inside of the home, according to police. The child screamed and the man then fled.

Police said the man had a mustache and was wearing a black ski mask and black clothing.

On Sept. 14, police said a man climbed through the first floor window of a home in the 4300 block of East 142nd Street at 2:30 a.m.

The man is accused of the aggravated burglary, rape and kidnapping of a 31-year-old victim.

Police described the man as "possibly an African American male with a light complexion," with a shaggy beard, about 25 years old, weighing 160 pounds and 5 feet 5 inches tall. He had short brown hair and hazel eyes.

The man was wearing a ski mask, which he eventually removed, black shorts, black t-shirt and was barefoot, according to police.

In both incidents, the man was wearing a black ski mask, black clothing and made entry through a first floor window. However, police said it is unknown if they are the same suspect.

The crimes happened within a block of each other.

Anyone with information on either of these crimes is asked to call police at 216-623-5630.