Man sought in 3 Phila. sex crimes in one night

PHILADELPHIA - November 24, 2010

It all happened on the night of Saturday, November 20th.

The first incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of North 10th Street. Police a 24-year-old woman was approached by a man who was fondling himself. The woman got in her car and the man tried to open a door, police said, but it was locked. The woman drove away without further incident.

An hour later, police say a 31-year-old woman was entering a building in the 300 block of North 11th Street with a child in a stroller when a man pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to scream for help and the man fled.

Then, at 9:00 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was approached by a man in the 900 block of Vine Street, who then grabbed her buttocks.

In all three cases the suspect is described as a white man in his 50's standing about 5'8" tall. He has white or grey hair with a beard and wore dark clothing and a knitted hat. In two of the cases, the victims reported hearing the jangling of keys from the attacker.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251 or 215-685-3265. You can also simply dial 911.

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