Police release surveillance footage of suspect sought in Queens rape

Kimberly Dole
January 29, 2020 - 7:55 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police released footage on Tuesday of a man wanted in connection to a rape that occurred in Queens. 

At approximately 4 a.m. on Jan 18, police say a 27-year-old woman was walking along Jamaica Avenue when the suspect, who was walking ahead of her, stopped in front of 163-18 Jamaica Avenue.

As she tried to pass the suspect, officials say he forcibly dragged her into a nearby alleyway where she was raped.

The victim was transported by EMS to NYC Health and Hospital/ Queens with injuries to her head, body, arms and legs.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 25-35-years-old and approximately 5’6”.

He was last seen wearing black sneakers, a dark colored ski cap, a tan vest, blue jeans and a black sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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