Police Investigate Sex Assaults in West Philly, Northern Liberties - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Investigate Sex Assaults in West Philly, Northern Liberties



    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Northern Liberties

    Philadelphia Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in Northern Liberties over the weekend. It happened near N. 3rd St., a busy area with several restaurants and other businesses. NBC10's Denise Nakano reports. (Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015)

    Police are investigating two separate sex assaults that occurred Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia.

    The first incident occurred Friday at 1:40 a.m. in West Philadelphia. A 26-year-old woman told police she was walking in the area of 60th and Market streets when she was knocked to the ground and sexually assaulted by an unidentified man. The man stole her phone, ID and $70,000 in cash before fleeing the scene, police said.

    Police did not release a detailed description of the suspect but say he is around 5-foot-8.

    The second incident occurred Saturday at 1:30 a.m. in Northern Liberties. A 28-year-old woman told police she was walking on the 700 block of North 3rd Street when an unidentified man sitting on a bench lunged at her and grabbed her from behind, physically assaulted her and tore at her undergarments, ripping her dress and tearing her bra in two. The woman fought back and screamed causing the suspect to flee on foot, police said.

    The suspect is described as a muscular man in his mid-30’s standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet. Police say he was wearing light brown or khaki pants as well as a dark-colored sweatshirt.

    Police don’t believe the two incidents are related. If you have any details on either incident, please call Philadelphia police.