OZONE PARK — A man broke into a Queens woman's apartment in broad daylight and held a knife to her throat before trying to rape her, police said. The NYPD is asking for the public's help in finding the suspect and released a sketch on Saturday.
The man pictured allegedly broke into the woman's apartment Friday morning at 10 a.m., police said. Holding a knife to the victim's throat, he ordered her to take her clothing off, and she complied with his request and undressed — before making a lunge at the suspect's knife, police said.
The two struggled for the weapon, and she eventually wrestled it away from him, police said. That's when the suspect pulled out a second weapon, a pocket-knife, and slashed the woman on her left wrist and ring finger before he recovered the first knife and took off from the home in an unknown direction, police said.
Police described the suspect as a male in his early 20's, approximately 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, wearing a black hoodie with white lettering and blue long johns.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.