D.C. police search for suspect possibly connected to 3 attacks

(WJLA) - D.C. police are searching for a man they believe may be connected to as many as three separate attacks on women in the district over the past couple of weeks.

Two of the attacks took place on Friday, March 7.

In the first incident, which took place just after 7 a.m., a woman told police she exited the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station tunnel onto the footbridge in the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue NE.

She said she walked past the suspect, who then approached her from behind. The suspect told her to follow him and said something to the effect that he would shoot her if she did not follow.

The woman said she began to follow the suspect; at some point, she stopped following him and fled in the opposite direction.

That same morning, around 7:30 am, another woman was walking near the foot bridge when she was approached by a suspect whom police believe may be the same man.

The suspect reportedly told her to "come here." When she didn't respond, he said it again. The woman then saw an unknown male walking, and she pretended she knew him and walked towards him. The suspect briefly chased her, according to police, but the woman was able to escape.

Police believe these two March 7 incidents may be connected to a first-degree sexual assault that took place on Saturday, March 1 around 11 a.m., in the 700 block of Barnes Street NE.

In this case, the suspect accosted the victim and walked her across the footbridge.

The description of the suspect in the March 1 sexual assault is similar to that of the suspect in both incidents on March 7.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5'7", with a slim build, short black hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black skull cap, a tan jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt with a single front pocket, white-washed blue jeans, and black and white Nike Jordan 3 shoes. He may go by the name "Moses."

The suspect can be seen in a video police posted on YouTube.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

D.C. Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.