2015-04-01 / Front Page

Hunt Astoria Rapist

Police in Astoria are searching for a violent rapist who stalked a 60-year-old woman before attacking her.

Cops said the woman was walking near her home on 30th Avenue near 35th Street at about 12:50 p.m. on March 26, when the unidentified brute started stalking her.

The victim tried to evade the suspect, but he followed her into her home, where he attacked her and then fled in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set, bald, black male. He was wearing a red shirt and light-colored pants at the time of the attack.

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.

–Liz Goff

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