Baltimore and Baltimore County police suspect one man may be responsible for two rapes during two home invasions.
Both agencies are asking the public's help in identifying the man and have released the sketch of a suspect.
"We are working closely with Baltimore County," Baltimore police spokesman Detective Jeremy Silbert said. "There's a lot of similarities in the suspects' descriptions."
The first incident took place on Jan. 2 in Baltimore, when a man armed with a knife assaulted and robbed a 25-year-old woman inside her home in the 1000 block of Arion Park Road, Baltimore police said.
The victim told investigators the man first entered demanding money. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim before leaving the scene, police said.
The suspect is described as a black male about 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds with glasses and a beard. He wore dark clothing, police said.
On March 26, investigators believe the same man or a man fitting a similar description broke into a home and raped a woman about 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of Colchester Road in southwestern Baltimore County. County police described him as a black man between the ages of 20 and 30. He is about 5-foot-10 and has a medium build, they said. He had a mustache and beard and was last seen wearing glasses and blue coveralls.
Baltimore police ask anyone with information on the incidents or anyone who recognizes the suspect to call the Sex Offense Unit at 410-396-2076. The Baltimore County Special Victims Unit is also investigating and can be reached at 410-307-2020.
Tips can also be left with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.