Woman collecting recycling in Queens raped; Suspect sought

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Friday, December 4, 2015

EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- Police are looking for a suspect they say raped a woman who was looking through outdoor recycling for cans and bottles in Queens overnight Friday.

Authorities say the 40-year-old victim was attacked on 83rd Street in East Elmhurst just before 1 a.m. by a man who rode up on a bicycle.

The suspect reportedly told the woman he had more cans and bottles behind the building and asked if she wanted them.

When she went to the rear of the building with him, police say he pulled out a knife and raped her.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be treated.

The suspect fled northbound on 83rd Street on his bicycle.

He is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, wearing all black clothing and a hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.