Birmingham police issued description of suspect(s) in Southside attacks

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are continuing to investigate two crimes against women on Birmingham's Southside. One woman was raped and the other had a gun pointed at her. On Tuesday afternoon, police released the description of suspects in both attacks.

Police have concentrated their forces in the area where the two incidents happened. The alleged rape was on Thursday morning on Altamont road with the victim being a female jogger.  Then just two days later, police say another female jogger was approached by a man as she ran near the Highland Golf Course. He was in a car and pointed a gun at the woman but never left the vehicle. She was able to run away.

Police have now released descriptions of the suspects in both cases. In the rape case, police say they are looking for a black male who is 6'2" tall and weighs about 180 pounds. In the case near the Highland Golf Course, police are looking for a black male driving a mid size gold vehicle.

Police say, at this time, it is possible that there are two different suspects involved in these cases. They say a sketch of the suspects should be released Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper warns that joggers should avoid the area for now and try to run in well-populated areas with a partner.

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