Another woman attacked in Queens

August 2, 2008 11:40:34 AM PDT
Police are investigating another incident possibly linked to a series of sex attacks in Queens. The latest incident happened at 12:20 Friday morning on 145th Avenue. According to investigators, an 18-year-old woman was pushed to the ground by a man armed with a knife. She suffered a cut to her hand, but got away.

This incident is linked to five other attacks on women in Queens, police said. In three cases the victims were at a bus when the attacker struck.

The New York City Police Department released a sketch of the suspect on Thursday. The department is also offering a $12,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. all calls are kept confidential.

In addition to the ongoing investigation, other measures implemented include uniformed officers boarding buses and distributing sketches of the suspect, as well as police cars with turrent lights on following buses along the bus routes.


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