IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities in Irvington, New Jersey are asking the public for help in tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with a string of violent sexual assaults.

Police have identified the suspect as 41-year-old Samuel Reed, who has a criminal record, reported.

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Essex County authorities say all of the assaults occurred near the intersection of Grove Street and Nye Avenue on the Newark border.

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In each incident, the victims were threatened with a handgun, police said.

The victims — all adult women — were walking in the area between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact the Irvington Police Department at 973-399-6603.