NYPD Looking For Upper East Side Serial Rapist

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New York City police are hoping video footage released Friday will help them track down a man accused of several rapes in West Harlem this month.

The latest attack took place around 4 a.m. on August 18., when a 69-year-old woman was attacked as she was walking back to her apartment building on Riverside Drive and 155 Street According to police, the woman was on her way home from work.

The suspect - who authorities speculate was already inside the building - shoved the woman into an elevator where he then proceeded to assault, rape and rob her.

Authorities believe the same man is responsible for two other rapes in Hamilton Heights.

On August 10, the suspect followed a 23-year-old woman into an elevator located inside a building on West 144 Street and Convert Avenue, where he sexually assaulted her and robbed her, police said.

In addition, on August 1, police say the suspect dragged a 59-year-old woman into an alleyway near West 148 Street and Broadway. He then sexually assaulted her and robbed her at knife point.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30's. He has a medium build and was last spotted wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and white sneakers with stripes on the side.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at: 800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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