There seems to be a sex offender working Rockaway. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, he accosted a 25-year-old woman at the Beach 67 St subway stop, used a gun to force her into an alley. and sexually assaulted and robbed her. Early the following day, a 21-year-old woman was waiting for a bus at Beach Chanel Drive and Beach 56 Street when what is believed to be the same man forced her into a nearby building and gave her the same treatment. Here’s a police sketch. The suspect is said to be 20-25 years
old, between 5’11” and 6 feet tall, 170 pounds and athletic. He wore a hoodie and jeans in both attacks, and added a bandanna over his face for the second. If you know anything about it, NYPD wants you to call 800-577-TIPS, log on to WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2009