In all four incidents, the female victims were home alone when they were confronted by the suspect. In some cases the suspect has worn a mask to try to hide his face. Detectives say he breaks into apartments, then beats and even chokes his victims, then sexually assaults them.
In the most recent incident on West Bartell, police say the suspect was wearing dark colored medical scrubs. Authorities said the victim was asleep on the couch and awoke to see the suspect approaching her. The suspect hit and began choking the woman but she did manage to escape.
Detectives say all of the woman lived on the first floor and alone. Investigators believe that is no coincidence and that this man is stalking his victims and staking them out ahead of time.
"He's got to be staking out that area or canvassing it, looking for his victims. We are not sure how he, we have not had a similarity between these victims other than that they are women living alone in that general area and apartment. Somehow or another he is selecting them," said Lt. Mike Waterwall with the Houston Police Department.
Investigators say the suspect is described only as a strong and muscular black male, 20 to 40 years of age, 6 feet tall and about 200 to 240 pounds.
Anyone with information is urged to contact HPD Special Crimes Division at 713-308-1180 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.