Within an hour, three women were attacked in the same Manhattan park.
Three women were attacked in an Upper Manhattan park within about an hour on Wednesday — and police are investigating whether the same suspect is responsible for all of the attacks, the New York Police Department said.
At approximately 10:50 a.m., a brute approached a 34-year-old woman inside Inwood Hill Park and stated his intention to rape her before punching her, police said.
The man then fled, cops said. He stole the woman's iPhone, Apple watch, and earbuds.
Around 40 minutes later, police said, a man threatened to rob a 40-year-old woman walking her dog in the park before telling her he wanted to sexually assault her.
Additionally, police said, the creep threatened to kill the woman's dog. According to cops, the suspect fled when she cried out for assistance.
Then, shortly before noon, a third woman, 44, was walking her dog when a male suspect approached her and attempted to speak with her, authorities said. He then struck her in the head with a branch.
According to cops, the man attempted to pull her pants down before fleeing.
According to police, the third woman sustained a cut to her head and was transported to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.
According to police, the suspect in all three attacks was described as a Hispanic man.
As of late Wednesday night, no arrests had been made.
Other parkgoers expressed shock at the violence on Wednesday, describing the Inwood green space as a normally peaceful and safe space.
“I'm speechless, especially during the day,” one woman said as she walked her dog. “I've never heard anything like this; I'm stunned.”