Police: Groping suspect description similar to others

SPRING GARDEN - December 5, 2010

Police say a woman was groped and manhandled by a stranger at 9:00 p.m. at 17th Street and Fairmount Avenue. She was assaulted in a parking lot getting out of a car as she was about to walk into her apartment building.

Police say the man came up and pushed her against the wall and indecently assaulted her.

She struggled and he fled on foot.

Officials say the suspect has a similar description as the suspect in recent assaults.

Two occurred this past Thursday night within just minutes of one another. One woman was groped while trying to get a cab at 16th and Spring Garden streets; the other was assaulted at 15th and Green streets.

There was also a similar attack in October.

Special Victims are investigating.

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