Police: Teen Attacked 8 Women In 5 Days In Manhattan
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 15-year-old Brooklyn boy has been arrested after police said he attacked eight women in five days in Manhattan.
Kalief Jackson faces robbery, burglary, sex abuse and attempted rape charges in connection with the attacks that occurred between Jan. 15 and Jan. 19, police said.
In the first incident, police said Jackson walked up to a 28-year-old woman in Morningside Park, pretended to have a gun in his shirt and told her, “If you say anything, I’ll shoot you.”
He stole the woman’s cellphone and money before fleeing, police said.
On Jan. 16, police said Jackson attacked three women in five hours.
He allegedly tried to rob a woman in Morning Side Park and two hours later, police said he followed another woman into a building on Saint Nicholas Avenue, placed his hand in his jacket and pretended to have a weapon.
He told the woman, “Give me your iPhone or I swear to God I’ll shoot you,” police said. The victim gave him $50 and an iPhone, police said.
Hours later, police said Jackson pushed a 27-year-old woman into an isolated area on West 136th Street and robbed her at gunpoint. He took the victim’s iPhone, Canada Goose coat, debit card and MetroCard, police said.
The next day, police said Jackson followed a 28-year-old woman into a building on Grand Street, placed his hand inside his jacket, pretended to have a weapon and demanded money.
The victim gave him $4 and Jackson then touched the woman inappropriately and forced her to touch him before fleeing, police said.
About 90 minutes later, police said Jackson walked into an elevator in a Stuyvesant Oval building and told a 24-year-old woman to follow him.
Jackson pretended to have a gun in his waistband and told the woman, “I’m going to shoot you,” and then started counting down, police said.
The victim screamed and Jackson fled the scene.
He told the woman he had a gun, put his hand on her mouth and took her to an isolated area of the building where the victim was able to break free, police said.
Later that night, police said Jackson attacked a 24-year-old woman in a building on West 102nd Street.
He pretended to have a weapon and told the victim, “Give me your money or I’ll shoot,” police said.
The victim told Jackson she didn’t have any money and he then took her iPhone, police said.
None of the victims were injured.
Jackson is charged as an adult in connection with all of the incidents, except one.
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