Chilling video released in Queens attempted rape

Sketch of suspect sought in rapes and an attempted rape in Jamaica, Queens

December 9, 2011 1:28:13 PM PST
Police in Queens are searching for a suspect wanted for two rapes and an attempted rape in Jamaica.

The first rape happened on October 13 at 3 a.m. near Merrick Boulevard.

Police say the suspect grabbed the 20-year-old victim from behind, forced her behind a dumpster at the location and raped her.

The second rape happened on November 15 at 1 a.m. near 142nd Street.

In that incident, police say the suspect stated to the 27-year-old victim that he had a gun before forcibly raping her.

The third incident, which was caught on surveillance video, took place on December 7 at 2 a.m. near 154th Street.

The video shows the suspect walking up behind the woman and placing a sharp object to her back. Police say he then pulled her behind a residence and attempted to rape her. She fought back and was able to escape.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30. He is approximately 5-foot-5 and weighs about 220 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black pull over hooded sweatshirt and a white and blue striped scarf.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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