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Police Seek Suspect In Two Rapes

Uddated 10/24/08

Police Seek Suspect In Two Rapes


This six-feet-tall, 170 pound black male said to be between 25 and 30  years old is said by police to be the suspect in two  rape incidents, one in Elmhurst on October 1 and the latest in Astoria on October 20.

Women in Astoria and Elmhurst are paying closer attention to their surroundings after a woman was followed into her building at 31st Avenue and 29h Street and choked into unconsciousness and then sexually assaulted. The October 20 incident was the second to take place in Queens; a woman was assaulted in the same way in the vicinity of  50th Avenue  and 96th Street in Elmhurst on October 1. The first assault happened at about 9:50 p.m. and the second at about 11:45 p.m.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect. He is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, six feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt when he attacked his victims, according to police.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Crimestoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential. The public can also text their tips to crimes (274637), then enter tip577.


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