Police search for suspect who is targeting women in Grapevine

Grapevine police are searching for a man who has been attacking women along Mustang Drive.

According to police, there have been at least five cases since April of this suspect exposing himself or grabbing women at apartments between the 2800 and 3000 blocks of Mustang Drive. Police released a sketch of the suspect.

All of the women have been able to fight off the suspect, but one victim’s collarbone was broken while fighting off the man.

“Some of them had to struggle with him, some just ran away, but the bottom line is, all of these victims were able to get out of this situation and call police,” said Amanda McNew, Grapevine PD.

Police have released video surveillance of one of the attacks, in which the man grabs a woman and takes her into an apartment breezeway.

Angelica Ramirez, 18, lives just a few buildings over from the victim in Tuesday's attack. She's surprised these attacks are happening in her neighborhood.

“I’ve never seen something like that happen here,” Ramirez said.

Mariana Prieto lives at another complex where an attack has happened.

“You don’t know what’s he looking for or his motives and stuff,” Prieto added.

Police say he hasn’t used a weapon yet, and while it’s unclear whether or not he lives in one of the apartments on Mustang Dr., they do believe he is familiar with the area.

Police have been going door-to-door handing out fliers, asking if anyone knows the identity of the suspect.

They’re hoping they can catch this man before he targets any more women.

“We want everyone to see his face and whoever can identify him to call us immediately," McNew added. 

The suspect is described as Hispanic, in his early twenties, with short, curly black hair, a thin build, and between 5’3” and 5’8”.

Officers are patrolling the neighborhood. Police say women should keep close watch of their surroundings, travel in pairs when possible, and call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 817-410-3200 during business hours or 817-410-8127 after hours.