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August 28, 2016

Suspect wanted for sexual assaults in South Philly may have struck again

Investigations Sexual Assaults
South Philly Sex Assaults Philadelphia Police Department/Source

Police allege this suspect sexually assaulted four women in South Philly over the course of a week.

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.