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May 30, 2012 


The Philadelphia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting three complainants between July 2010, and August 2011.

On August 3, 2011, at 2:30am, a 24 year-old female complainant accepted a ride from an unknown male at Torresdale & Longshore Avenue, who was operating a newer model white pick-up truck with ladder racks holding a ladder. The male drove to 8100 Cresco Avenue where he forced her into a wooded area. There, he physically and sexually assaulted the complainant.

On July 16, 2010, at 2:30am, a 26 year-old female complainant reported a physical assault under similar circumstances at 8000 Cresco Avenue, involving a similarly described male and vehicle.

On May 15, 2012, a 27 year-old female complainant reported that in August 2010, at 8:00pm, she was physically and sexually assaulted under similar circumstances at 8000 Cresco Avenue after accepting a ride from Disston Street & Torresdale Avenue with a male operating a vehicle similarly described. The male identified himself as “Rob” or “Bob” and may also operate a newer model, dark blue minivan with an “EAGLES” sticker in the rear window.


  • Suspect Description:
    White male, 25-35 years-of-age, 5’9″-5’10″, fair complexion, medium build (muscular), light brown close-cut hair neatly trimmed, close-cut mustache and goatee/beard. Left eyebrow, right ear, and tongue piercings.
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