San Francisco police are looking at past robberies, thefts and aggravated assaults in connection with the recent sexual assaults on 24th Street, officials said on Wednesday. Officers are also following up on the dozens of tips they’ve received about the incidents.

“We are investigating leads. Some are historical cases that might have a similar suspect or might match the M.O.,” Special Victims Unit Lt. Jason Fox told Mission Loc@l. Fox said that the police department is working with a crime analyst and the FBI.

“We’re doing research to see if anything is similar,” he said. “Usually someone who’s committed a crime has committed others.”

Authorities have not yet identified a suspect and are asking the public to continue sending leads by calling Inspector Joseph Nannery of the Special Victims Unit at 415-553-1361 or texting to TIP411.

“We’ve been out over the weekend. Inspectors were knocking on doors in the neighborhood,” Fox added.

Police believe the same suspect is involved in the two recent sexual assaults on 24th Street. The first took place on Nov. 18 at 24th and Potrero Avenue, the second at 24th Street and Fair Oaks on Dec. 8.

The city of San Francisco is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker.

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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