Police: 3 DC sex assaults in 5 days may be linked

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police in D.C. say three sexual assaults on women in a five-day period may be connected. The attacks happened in the Fourth District of the city and the suspect descriptions are similar.

Police say the latest attack occurred early Sunday when a woman walking in an alley behind the 1700 block of Park Road was groped. According to police, a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, 5'4" tall, with gelled black hair, and wearing a black short sleeve polo shirt and blue jeans approached a woman from behind. He put his arms around her waist and groped her. She was able to flee, say police.

Police say another woman was groped Wednesday morning by a man who began talking to her as she walked on Mount Pleasant Street. When she turned onto the 1700 block of Kenyon Street, police say the man put his arms around her and groped her under her clothing. He was described as a Hispanic male, between 26 and 32 years old with long, dark hair.

Police say another assault occurred early Saturday morning when a man groped a woman in the 1300 block of Oak Street NW. The man grabbed the woman around the neck and groped her under her clothing. She was stabbed with a knife after a struggle, say police. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5'4" tall with a stocky build, clean shaven, and short hair. He was wearing a blue, green and white polka dot button-down collar shirt, and a red, black and white Chicago Bulls baseball cap.


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