Cops Offer $2G Reward For Suspect In Forest Hills Sex Attacks
Police last week released a photo of a knife-wielding suspect who allegedly attacked three young women in Forest Hills over a three-week period.
Cops identified the suspect as Ibrahima Ragis, 20, who struck first on May 19, when he sexually abused a 19-year-old woman at knifepoint and swiped her cash and cellphone.
Cops said the victim was entering her home at about 3:30 a.m. when Ragis grabbed her from behind and dragged her to a walkway where he assaulted her.
Ragis struck again at about 3 a.m. on May 28, when he grabbed a 17-year-old girl, police said.
Cops said the victim was walking in front of her home on May 28 when Ragis, waving a knife, put his hand over the teen’s mouth and dragged her into an alley. Ragis raped the girl, who was treated and released at a local hospital, police said.
At 2:50 a.m. on June 3, Ragis targeted a 22-year-old woman and ordered her to hand over her property, police said. Ragis was scared off by a neighbor who passed by the scene, police said. He fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Police said Ragis has one prior arrest for turnstyle jumping.
Ragis is described as a black male, 20-years-old, 5-feet, 5-inches tall and 150 pounds, with short black hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The Hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.