Police investigating two attacks in Tower Grove Park - KMOV.com

Police investigating 2 attacks in Tower Grove Park

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Police are investigating two attacks in Tower Grove Park that occurred within a five-day span.

The first attack occurred on the morning of February 10. A woman was waiting at a bus stop next to the park when a man with green shoes attacked her from behind, grabbing her jacket and cell phone, police said. The woman was treated by medical crews for breathing issues.

A woman running on a trail through the park was attacked around 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, police said. A man wearing a dark colored jacket and baggy pants approached her from behind, knocked her down and went through her jacket pockets before running away. The victim was not injured.

Police are trying to determine if the two incidents are connected.

Police said they are stepping up patrols in the park and released the following statement:

Public safety is of the utmost concern for Tower Grove Park The quick response to this issue demonstrates the collaboration between the City Police Department and Tower Grove Park's Ranger staff

There is a park ranger patrolling the park all around the clock.

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