August 28, 2016
A man who is already wanted by police for allegedly sexually assaulting four women in Philadelphia may have struck a fifth time.
The latest incident occurred Sunday morning on the 1600 block of Bainbridge Street in Center City, 6ABC reports.
A woman told police that a man on a bicycle inappropriately touched her while she was walking down the street.
The assault follows a similar pattern of recent incidents that have occurred nearby.
Last week, Capt. Mark Burgmann held a press conference to ask the public for assistance identifying the suspect.
On three separate occasions, a suspect on a bicycle approached women from behind and assaulted them before fleeing the scene.
A 24-year-old woman said an incident occurred Aug. 6 around 1 a.m. on the 1800 block of South 15th Street.
A 42-year-old woman reported that an assault happened Aug. 10 around 10:15 p.m. on the 900 block of Lombard Street.
The third incident, which was captured on surveillance video, involved a 27-year-old woman on Aug. 13 around 12:10 a.m. on the 700 block of South Eighth Street:
Authorities believe the suspect is also responsible for a fourth assault that occurred Aug. 13 around 2:30 a.m. on the 2000 block of South 13th Street. However, the suspect was not riding a bicycle during that incident.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man between 5-feet-4 and 5-feet-8 with short black hair and a medium complexion.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Special Victims Unit at (215) 685-3251/3252.