Man Asks for Glass of Water, Sexually Assaults Woman at Knifepoint

Authorities say the suspect came up behind the woman as she was entering her apartment in Fresh Meadows.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012  |  Updated 6:43 AM EDT
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Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 67-year-old Queens woman at knifepoint after being invited into her apartment when he asked for a glass of water.

Authorities say the suspect came up behind the woman as she was entering her apartment in Fresh Meadows at about 2 p.m. Monday and asked for some water.

The unsuspecting victim invited him into her home and he assaulted her, police say.

The suspect is described as being between the ages of 45 and 65 with a thin build. He's about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Authorities say he was wearing black-rimmed glasses at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online here.

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