Police: Sexual predator sought for 3 gunpoint assaults in West Philadelphia

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Police: Sexual predator sought for 3 gunpoint assaults. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on July 21, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are searching for an alleged sexual predator who they say has victimized three women in the last four days.

Philadelphia Police have just released details of the incidents, all of which happened within a few blocks in West Philadelphia.

The first one happened Tuesday morning at Belmont and Parkside Avenue. Police say the suspect forced a woman into a sex act at gunpoint.

K.C. of West Philadelphia said, "That's not good. Y'all need to find whoever that person is."

Windell Wiggins of West Philadelphia added, "It's terrible. This guy is a menace he needs to be stopped, he really does."

Thursday, police say a man matching the same description forced two women into a car along the 4800 block of West Girard Avenue.

Detectives say one of the women was pumping gas and the other was in the car.

The suspect then came up behind them with a gun. Police say he forced the victim who was pumping gas back into the car.

And then he instructed them to drive him to an undisclosed location where he sexually assaulted both women in the same manner as the victim on Tuesday.

Police say both attacks occurred in the very early morning hours.

They say both times the suspect didn't let the victims go until he robbed them of their cash and valuables.

Mia Dublin of West Philadelphia said, "Leave people alone it's sick to have to rape and assault somebody. Just turn yourself in."

"What you're doing just ain't cool. There's no reason for it. You got a mother, aunt, and sister, come on man," added Wiggins.

Police are urging everyone to be especially cautious in this area right now.

All the victims describe their attacker as a black man, between 40 and 50 years old, roughly 6 feet tall and 175 pounds.

If you know anything about the crimes, you're urged to call Philadelphia Police right away.


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