Suspect arrested in Washington state after allegedly breaking into university dorms, groping students

Dylan Robinson is accused of breaking to dorm rooms at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State and groping women while they were sleeping.

A Washington state man in has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two dorm rooms at Pacific Lutheran University and groping students who were asleep, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Dylan Robinson was booked into jail for assault and burglary charges Sunday evening after getting into a locked dormitory on the university’s campus earlier that morning, FOX13 Seattle reported.

The first incident allegedly unfolded around 4:15 a.m., according to a woman who told police that she woke up feeling that someone was watching her and her roommate.

When the woman checked a closet, a male suspect grabbed her, the report said.

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Dylan Robinson

One of the women was able to take a photo of the suspect as he was fleeing. The suspect, later identified as Dylan Robinson, was taken into custody Sunday evening. (Pierce County Sheriffs Department via FOX13 Seattle KCPQ)

The woman began hitting the suspect and yelling at him to leave, deputies said. The man left the room but allegedly entered a different room around 5:30 a.m.

A woman in that dorm said she woke up to find the suspect groping her, and she screamed.

The suspect fled again, but the two women in the first dorm heard the scream and chased after the suspect, the sheriff’s department said. He allegedly struck one of the women with a shoe before the other pepper sprayed him.

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The women followed him to a nearby apartment complex and took a photo of him before losing sight of him, the station reported.

pierce county sheriff office's vehicle

Deputies located Dylan Robinson and took him into custody Sunday. (Pierce County Sheriff’s Department)

Investigators received a tip just before 6 p.m. leading them to Robinson’s location and took him into custody, KIRO-TV reported.

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Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the sheriff’s office.

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