NYPD Release Sketch of Man Accused of Attempted Sexual Assault in Queens
By Dan Rivoli on September 11, 2012 8:33am
QUEENS — Police are seeking the identity of a man accused of beating a woman in an attempted sexual assault in Queens last month.
NYPD on Tuesday released a sketch of the suspect who allegedly attacked his victim Aug. 25 within the 108th Precinct, which covers Long Island City and Woodside. NYPD is withholding the location of the assault.
The man allegedly approached the victim about 3:30 a.m. on a bicycle and began to strike her in the face. He then told the victim he would stop if she performed a sex act, according to the NYPD.
She was able to escape the assault, which caused the suspect to flee on his bicycle, a black BMX-style model. The victim was treated at Elmhurst Hospital for a broken nose.
Police are searching for a man in his early 20’s, about 5’5”-5’9” and 155-170 lbs. with black hair and a thin build.
NYPD is asking anyone with information about the assault to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) and then enter TIP577.