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Man Arrested for Assaulting Three Women in One Night

By Gustavo Solis | April 3, 2015 6:26pm | Updated on April 6, 2015 9:04am
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HARLEM — A man police called "a litany of evil" was arrested after he assaulted three women in one night on West 111th Street.

The crime spree started Wednesday around 7:45 p.m. when Edward Major, 55, beat up a woman at 121 West 111th St., according to the NYPD.

Less than an hour later, police got a second call of a woman being assaulted on West 111th Street. The 45-year-old victim was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital with a broken nose and sprained elbow, police said.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers from the 28th Precinct spotted Major, who fit the description given by both victims, walking on 111th Street. After a victim identified Major, the officers arrested him, according to the NYPD.

During the arrest, the officers received a call about a third assault on West 111th Street. The 59-year-old victim was beat up in the lobby of her building while checking the mail. 

Surveillance video released Friday shows Major punching the victim, kicking her as she lay helpless on the ground, and taking her pocketbook.

Major was charged with multiple assault and robbery charges, including a supermarket robbery dating back to March 1, police said.

He has been arrested several times and has a long rap sheet, an NYPD spokesman said.

“He has everything, drugs, robbery, burglary, assault, he’s a litany of evil,” he said.

Major is being held at Rikers Island on $100,000 bail and is due in court April 7, records show. Information for Major's lawyer was not immediately available.