The first took place on Friday, Sept. 27 around 9:10 p.m., according to the victim. A 33-year-old woman was in the area of 12th Avenue and Ottawa Street, when a man in a truck reportedly called her over and bear-sprayed her. She described the truck as a blue, four-door and the driver was described as a Caucasian man with curly hair. She was treated for bear spray at hospital and released.
Then around 9:30 p.m. the same night, officers were called to the 1200-block of the alley between Garnet Street and Cameron Street. A 44-year-old woman had been bear-sprayed by a suspect driving what was described as a black truck. EMS assisted the woman on scene.
Police said it is too early in the investigation to definitively say the attacks are related, but the locations and times indicate a potential link.
Anyone who may have witnessed either attack or have information is asked to call either the RPS at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.