12/07/2012 03:57 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST

Man in custody after separate, violent attacks on three women in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police have a man in custody after separate attacks on three women within 30 minutes.

Police say two of the three women are in serious condition in hospital.

The first attack on a woman in her 70s happened at about 9:30 on Friday morning.

A second woman was assaulted just blocks away about 20 minutes later.

Minutes later, a third woman was attacked just across the street.

Police say the man they arrested doesn't appear to know any of the victims.