FULLERTON (CBSLA.com)  Authorities Wednesday were searching for a man accused of groping two women on the campus of Fullerton College.

The crimes occurred within a few minutes of one another about 6:35 p.m. Tuesday on a walkway that connects the 1100 and 1300 buildings with the 100 and 300 buildings, according to a statement posted on the college’s website.

“Two female students reported that an unknown male suspect groped them in their crotch,” the statement said.

The suspect was described as a possibly Asian man in his mid-20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and a cropped beard.

He wore a plaid shirt and light blue jeans, and was last seen leaving campus and running toward Lemon Street.

CBS2’s Michele Gile reported from the campus where several students said they were on edge.

She said four women were attacked on campus since mid-November. It’s unclear if all the assaults are the work of one suspect although the suspect’s descriptions in each case have similarities.

No arrests have been made.

Said student Diana Sotelo, “I think it’s horrible. It’s your school, you shouldn’t be having to worry about that at all. You’re here to get an education and not be violated at all. This is just terrible. I feel unsafe.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Fullerton College Campus Safety Department at (714) 992-7777.

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