Earlier this week, the police publicized a video of a man suspected of following a woman into an upper Manhattan building and trying to rape her on Sunday. Now, the police say the same man may be behind two other attempted rapes in same neighborhood.
Here, in chronological order, are the incidents: (1) On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 6:45 a.m. near Dyckman Street, the suspect followed a 20-year-old woman into an apartment building and tried to rape her; the police say the "victim fought off the suspect who fled the scene on foot." (2) On Sunday, October 21 at 3:04 a.m., a 35-year-old woman was followed into her building by a man who tried to rape her. The victim also "fought off the suspect who fled the location." (3) On Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30 a.m., near 180th Street, a 33-year-old woman was followed into her building by the suspect who tried to rape her. She, too, managed to fight off the suspect, who fled.
Here are videos of the suspect from October 21:
The police describe the suspect as a black male, around 20-25 years old, approximately 5'10", who was wearing a black vest jacket, black jeans and plaid shirt in the October 21 incident. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.