By Brad Edwards

(CBS) – Two women were sexually assaulted in south suburban Dolton in the span of a week, and police are searching for a suspect.

In each case, a female was walking alone in the evening when the offender forced each one at gunpoint to perform a sexual act, the Dolton Police Department says in a community alert issued Friday.

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The first incident occurred in the 300 block of 144th Street on May 2, and the second incident was in the 600 block of Engle on Tuesday.

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Police are following several leads.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Dolton police at (708) 201-3200

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