Police looking for burglar who attempted assault

Anthony Street suspect has similar description as previous suspect

POSTED: 10:35 PM CDT Jun 29, 2013 
Police investigate burglary and attempted assault on Anthony Street

Columbia police say the man who broke into an Anthony Street home Saturday morning has the same description as a burglar earlier this week.

A 19-year-old woman reported she was nearly sexually assaulted in her bedroom just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday. She told police she woke up to a man in her room, but he ran when she fought back.

A K9 unit at the scene lost his scent during the investigation.

The description of the man from the 1300 block of Anthony is similar to one from a Thursday burglary on Bicknell.

Police were looking for a thin white man in his early 20s, wearing dark clothing Saturday.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Columbia police or CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS.