MPD: Three women sexually assaulted at apartment complex - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Three women reportedly attacked at apartment complex by same suspect

Memphis police connected three separate sexual assaults at an apartment complex to one suspect. Memphis police connected three separate sexual assaults at an apartment complex to one suspect.

(WMC-TV) - Three women were sexually assaulted in the place they call home. The suspect remains on the loose, and it is raising much concern in the Abington Apartments complex.

"I think that's awful, awful," said Aundrea Simon.

Simon's mother and sister live at Abington Apartments. She and so many others are shaken after three women were attacked and sexually assaulted inside the gates.

"I haven't been over here more than two months man and for me to hear that, and my family being over here, it's very disappointing," said tenant Dearius Williamson.

Police say the attacks happened February 9, 12 and 14 and appear to be related. All three times the rapist, described as a 5-foot-7 inch man with a thin build, somehow entered the apartment armed with a handgun.

Now police want help finding the suspect.

"We do ask that anyone in this area be vigilant and watch their surroundings whenever they are getting in and out of their vehicle, make sure your doors are locked, your windows are secure," said Memphis Police Department spokesperson Alyssa Macon-Moore.

The complex is surrounded by a gate, and even a security guard on patrol, but people who live there say it only provides a false sense of security.

Dearuis Williamson has changed how he protects his wife and kids.

"We just walk in together now. So we are doing things a whole lot different," he said.

Police say in one of the attacks, the suspect was wearing an orange shirt, maroon and gray plaid jacket, and a black baseball cap.

"We want people to feel secure in their own homes, and it's definitely heart breaking to know that if you're alone inside your apartment you have to be afraid," said Macon-Moore.

If you have any information about the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or go to the Crime Stoppers website here:

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