Police released sketches Wednesday of suspects in two sexual assaults. Atlanta police released the sketch on the left and Cobb County police released the sketch on the right. Investigators believe the same man could be responsible for both assaults.

Sketches released of fake cop suspects, but is it the same man?

Cobb County and Atlanta police each released sketches Wednesday of the man accused of posing as an officer and sexually assaulting two drivers. But the sketches, created by a GBI artist with help from the victims, indicate there could be two suspects. 

Or, it could just mean the two victims remembered different features of the man who assaulted them, Sgt. Wayne Delk with Cobb police said. 

“We tend to notice different things when it comes to facial recognition of people,” Delk told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Early Friday, women in both Cobb and Atlanta reported they were pulled over by a sedan with a bar of blue flashing lights on top, according to police. In both cases, the man asked for driver’s licenses before assaulting the women, police said. The assaults happened about 12 miles apart and in a four-hour span, according to police. 

The suspect in each case is believed to be about 30 years old, stands 6 feet tall and weighs between 180 to 190 pounds, according to police. Both victims described him as a white man with brown hair and scruffy facial hair. He also wore dark clothing and had a star-shaped badge on his shirt.

Though investigators believe the cases are related, no suspect has been identified. Anyone with information on the cases is asked to contact police. 

Cobb and Atlanta police are leaning on each other and the public to help generate leads.

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