Sex Predators Roaming Washington Heights, Inwood

Upper Manhattan neighborhoods are jittery after three separate sexual assaults in the past week. Above is the suspect in one attempted assault of a 32-year-old woman at West 184th Street and Broadway in Washington Heights at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, June 12.

The guy, described as a Hispanic male about 18 to 25 years old, 5-7 and medium build, followed the woman and tried to remove her underwear. He failed, and she fled on foot.

On Saturday, however, a scumbag with a knife was more successful. He was seen on video at 184th and Bennett Avenue (only a block from the attempted rape described above). The scumbag had robbed and sexually assaulted a 37-year-old woman at knifepoint. He was described as 5-3 to 5-5 and in his early 20s.

Those two attacks followed a grim scene at Inwood Hill Park on Friday evening. Cops and CBS New York say a man in his 30s forcibly took a 28-year-old woman to a secluded part of the park and assaulted her. He is believed to have taken off afterwards on a red mountain bike. That violent jerk was described as 30 to 35, 5-7 to 5-9, and about 180 pounds.

Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.

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If a reporter wants to file an article promoting awareness of a criminal, with all the details and facts practically spelled out for them. Then Amen. We need this guy in jail. I doubt Mr. Harkavy had to spend much of his investigative journalism man hours on this one. It's all spelled out already. He filed it, but it needed to be filed by someone.


I am not making light of sexual assault discussed in this article but here we are in the midst of one of the biggest economic crisis this country has ever been confronted with and Ward Harkavy, who has the the capacity to investigate, dissect, analyze, evaluate and report in an educational way all the political and Wall Street bullshit that only a chosen few are privy to, chooses to report on what is happening in Barney Millers precinct. I don't get it! He did a great job with his Bush Beat covering the previous administration that got this mess started but has dropped the ball  on the shitheads that are keeping it going.  He needs to be covering and reporting on the types of crimes that are going unnoticed but have the potential of destroying this country.     

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