Two women say they were sexually battered Friday night within about 20 minutes of each other in the same area of the Stanford University campus, and the assailant was likely the same in both cases, though the victims described his clothing differently.

As KRON 4 reports, the first incident happened around 10:40 p.m. Friday when the first victim says she was groped from behind by a short, bald white man on the 600 block of Escondido Road.

The second incident happened at around 11 p.m. when a female jogger says she was also groped two blocks away, on the 800 block of Escondido Road. In both cases the suspect fled east.

As NBC Bay Area notes, the road runs near the freshman dorms and some upperclassmen housing.

Both victims described the suspect as a white male about 5 foot 6 inches, however the first victim said he was wearing a blue jacket and beige pants, and the second victim said he was wearing a dark colored track suit.

The campus's public safety office sent out a text alert to students Friday night following the incidents, and at least one female student tells NBC Bay Area she'll "have to rethink" walking by herself after dark in this area.

The university issued a statement saying

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

Any witnesses or anyone with more information about the suspect is asked to called Stanford's Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.