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Police Find Lead In Sexual Assaults Of Women In Kensington

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Detectives with Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit believe they may have a lead in the sexual assaults of three women in the past month.

According to investigators, there have been three sexual assaults since early November along Kensington Avenue.

On Tuesday night, police recovered a white Volkswagen Jetta that they believe may have been used in the rapes.

The Jetta was found in a supermarket parking lot at E. Lehigh and Trenton Avenues.

Police traced the car’s license plate and questioned the owner, who may end up being a person of interest.

Investigators say the suspect drives along Kensington Avenue between the hours of midnight and 6:30 a.m. Police say the suspect asks the girls to get into his car and they would get in either voluntarily or be lured in by the suspect. He then sexually assaulted all three women at knifepoint.

Investigators say the suspect has been driving around in a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta.

So far, no one has been charged and no suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251.

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