Sketch released in attack on woman in Queens

Sketch of suspect sought in the rape of a 20-year-old woman in Queens

December 6, 2011 5:14:37 PM PST
NYPD is looking for three men who attacked and raped a woman in the Astoria section of Queens.

According to police, the 20year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street when she was grabbed from behind by two of the suspects.

They pulled the victim into a parking lot in between two vehicles and held her down while the third suspect raped her before fleeing.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment and released.

Investigators said she could not identify the two men who grabbed her.

A sketch of the third suspect was released. He is described as being a M/W, 25-30 years of age, 5'10" with dirty blonde hair and light colored eyes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.