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.
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.
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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.