Hunt ‘Family Guy’ Rapist
Queens police are searching for a sexual predator in connection with the May 27 rape of a Richmond Hill woman.
Cops said the suspect grabbed the 19-year-old victim from behind as she walked along 89th Avenue between 102nd and 104th Streets at about 11 p.m. on May 27.
The suspect then dragged the victim behind a home in the quiet, residential neighborhood where he sexually assaulted her, police said.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25-35 years old, 5’5” to 5’7” tall and approximately 200 pounds, with short, dark spiked hair. He was wearing a tank top featuring characters from the Family Guy TV show and tan cargo pants at the time of the attack, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
Feds Offer Reward For Maspeth Bank Bandit
City cops and agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are searching for a suspect who held up a JPMorgan Chase Bank branch in Maspeth at gunpoint – in broad daylight on May 30.
An FBI spokesperson said the man walked into the bank on 48th Street and 54th Avenue at about 2 p.m. on May 30, pulled out a gray handgun with a black handle and demanded cash from a teller.
The terrified teller complied and the thief fled the bank with thousands of dollars in cash, the spokesperson said.
The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, approximately 6-feet tall and 160-180 pounds, with black hair and a moustache.
The suspect was wearing a blue Yankees cap, dark sunglasses, a blue polo shirt, dark pants and black shoes at the time of the heist, the FBI said.
The FBI is offering an unspecified reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at 212-384-1000.
Shaken Infant Critical
A two-month-old infant remains in very critical condition this week after her father violently shook her to stop her from crying, authorities said.
The baby’s father, Israel Garcia, confessed to allegedly shaking the infant at their home on 41st Avenue in Elmhurst on May 28, when she began crying, authorities said.
Garcia told investigators he tried to revive the baby after she stopped breathing and her body went limp, authorities said. When he was unsuccessful, he called 911 and the baby was taken to New York University Hospital with severe brain injuries and broken ribs.
Doctors at NYU Hospital said the baby is very critical and is fighting for her life.
Garcia told investigators he also shook the baby in early May – and believed he may have broken her ribs, but did not tell anyone, law enforcement sources said.
Charges are pending against Garcia.
Biker Killed In ‘Pass’ Crash
A 27-year-old Queens man was struck and killed on May 31 when he tried to pass a minivan while riding his motorcycle on Astoria Boulevard.
Police said the biker was traveling northbound on Astoria Boulevard on his Yamaha motorcycle at about 6:45 a.m. on May 31 when he sped up to pass a Dodge Caravan driven by a 19-year-old Queens resident. The van driver was unable to stop in time to avoid striking the motorcycle, police said.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The minivan driver remained at the scene and was not charged in the accident, police said.