Elderly woman, two others sexually assaulted

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Three women — one of whom is 78-years-old — were sexually assaulted in Philadelphia within three hours between Thursday night and early Friday morning, police in the Special Victims Unit said.  

Around 10 p.m. a 43-year-old woman was groped as she walked eastbound on Green Street near 19th in Spring Garden, police said. The man ran away after he inappropriately touched the victim.

The suspect in that incident is described as a dark-skinned black man in his mid to late 20s who was wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants.

About an hour later an elderly woman was raped and robbed in her Germantown apartment, police said.

A man entered the 78-year-old victim’s apartment on Wayne Avenue near Queen Lane around 11 p.m. through an unlocked door and raped her, police said. He also stole $200 in cash and a money order.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned, clean-shaven Hispanic man in his mid to late 20s. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and was wearing a tan shorts and a short-sleeved dress shirt, police said.

Early Friday morning, a 31-year-old woman told police that a taxi driver groped her while she sat in the passenger seat.

The indecent assault happened around 1 a.m. on Washington Avenue near 8th Street in the Bella Vista section of South Philadelphia. The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Middle Eastern man who is clean shaven and has short hair.

Tipsters are asked to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-686-3251, the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or 9-1-1. Tipsters may also text information to the department at PPDTIP (773847) or by submitting an anonymous tip online.