Woman, 69, Robbed And Raped Inside Harlem Building

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A 69-year-old woman returning home from work, was raped and robbed early Tuesday morning inside her West Harlem apartment building, according to police.

The attack happened at around 4 a.m. inside the building located on Riverside Drive and 155th Street.

Investigators say the suspect ambushed the victim inside an elevator where he assaulted, raped and robbed her.

Police are trying to determine whether the attack is linked to two assaults that happened in Hamilton Heights earlier this month. A 59-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in an alleyway near West 148th Street and Broadway on August 1. Nine days later, a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint inside an elevator near West 144th Street.

Anyone with information on any of these attacks are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS.

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