VIDEO: Man sought after woman assaulted in Queens elevator

Billie Rama
December 09, 2019 - 3:40 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying a man caught on video after a woman was assaulted inside a Queens elevator.

At around 10:50 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 2, a 26-year-old woman was walking home and had entered the lobby of her Queens apartment building when a man followed her into the elevator and started touching her buttocks and upper thighs, police said.

Queens elevator assault suspect
The man then told the woman he had a gun and a knife and demanded she pull her pants down, police said. When she refused and the elevator doors opened, the suspect took off after seeing another resident, police said.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 23 years old, 5'10" inches tall with a slim build. He has a light beard and was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a black jacket, a black winter hat, a blue scarf around his mouth, white sneakers and black gloves.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.