Trotwood Police warn people to stay alert after two rapes reported in the last week


TROTWOOD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Trotwood Police Department is investigating two rapes in the last week.

Officers say they are on the lookout for the suspect or suspects involved.

The reports are from December 3 and 5, and were reported blocks apart in the Salem Village neighborhood.

One assault was reported on Curunda Avenue, the other on Runyon Avenue.

Residents told ABC 22/FOX 45 the news has them on edge.

“I have a security system, but I’m still afraid to be here," Sharon Nooks said. "I’m scared to be a woman by myself living in a house alone."

According to police reports, a handgun was used in both assaults. In one case, the suspect was wearing a ski mask and in the other gloves.

Trotwood Police Captain Dan Health said in one case, a man got in through an unlocked or open window, and in the other an unlocked door.

" Both females were home alone or with their small children," he said.

Police say that rape kits in both cases have been sent to a lab for DNA testing and the results should be back in the next few days.

In the meantime, police have more patrols in that neighborhood. Officers are also reminding people to lock their homes and stay alert.

If you have any information on these incidents you are encouraged to call Montgomery County Dispatch.

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