PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say is connected to an alleged burglary and attempted rape in Oakland.

Police say they issued a warrant on Friday for Robert Mitchell, a 30-year-old from Rankin. They say Mitchell was taken into custody by Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office last month on unrelated charges.

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They have now charged him with multiple crimes including burglary, criminal attempt rape, criminal attempt sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

He allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman while she was sleeping.


The woman told police that she struggled with him before he ran back out the back door.

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Police say he also burglarized her place.

Mitchell currently in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.

It was the second break-in in that same area in a matter of days, with another happening at the end of June.

Police say they were not connected.

But police are now taking a closer look at the security around the Pitt campus as students get ready to return for the fall semester.