NEW YORK -- Police are investigating five attacks on Asian women as possible hate crimes.

Police say the incidents occurred in the past two weeks.

In each case, the woman was attacked in or near a public housing project.

None were seriously injured.

A 71-year-old woman was struck at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday outside of the Baruch Houses, a public housing project.


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Later that day at 9:20 p.m., the second victim, a 60-year-old, was assaulted at the rear of the Baruch Houses located at 577 FDR Drive.

The third victim was 71-year-old woman, and she was attacked on April 3 at 6:40 p.m. Opposite the Baruch Houses at 120 Baruch Drive.

The fourth victim was attacked the following day at 12:30 p.m. In the lobby of the Baruch Houses at 95 Baruch Drive. The victim was a 66-year-old woman.

The fifth woman, a 68-year-old woman, was assaulted at 11 p.m. on April 5 in front of 247 East Broadway, a residential house.

All of the incidents occured on the edge of Chinatown.

Police released video of 3 suspects on Friday.

They were seen entering 90 Pitt St. on the Lower East Side, where a 50-year-old woman was attacked at 1:20 a.m. on March 31.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

Tipsters can also submit information online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.