On Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., a man allegedly attacked a woman as she was walking to her car in the 7600 block of West Colfax Avenue. She was able to fight him off after he sexually assaulted her. He fled the scene in a blue minivan.
Only 20 minutes later, a man in a similar vehicle followed another woman in the 1900 block of South Kipling Parkway. He allegedly attacked her, but she was able to spray him with pepper spray and escape the attack.
Lakewood Police linked the two attacks.
On Friday, police arrested Eric Jay Garcia, 36. He is facing two counts of criminal attempted sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and two counts of third-degree assault.
If anyone else has any additional information about this case or Eric Garcia, please contact the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.
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