POSTED: 8:57 pm CDT September 5, 2006
UPDATED: 9:01 am CDT September 6, 2006

DALLAS -- Police are searching for a rapist after five victims have been attacked in the past two weeks.

The most recent attack happened near Skillman Street and another took place off Audelia Road. Police said a rapist attacked two women last week at knifepoint in apartment complexes in the area.


Women in Oak Cliff were already on alert after three women were raped two weeks ago.

Lt. Rick Watson of the Dallas Police Department said that it appeared that the attacker in the two recent attacks might have been the same rapist who committed the previous three attacks.

The victims' descriptions of the attackers have varied, but each said the man drove a gold four-door sedan.

Police said that the fact that the attacker has hit in north Dallas and Oak Cliff complicates the search.

Authorities urge all women, especially those living in apartments, to be aware of their surroundings and to report anything suspicious.