NYPD Seeks Knifepoint Rapist in Queens

All three incidents happened in Forest Hills, police say

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    The suspect (above) has one previous arrest for jumping a turnstile, police said.

    Police are looking for a man wanted for allegedly raping, sexually abusing and robbing women at knifepoint in Queens.
         
    Police say the suspect follows his victims as they approach their Forest Hills homes between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and then threatens them with a knife.      

    On May 28, the suspect approached a 17-year-old girl in front of her house, put his hand over her mouth and dragged her into an ally where he raped her. She was treated and released from a local hospital.      

    Police say the suspect sexually abused a 19-year-old victim on May 19. He also stole her cell phone and some cash before fleeing.      

    NYPD Seeks Knifepoint Rapist in Queens

    [NY] NYPD Seeks Knifepoint Rapist in Queens
    Police are looking for a man wanted for allegedly raping, sexually abusing and robbing women at knifepoint in Queens. All three incidents happened in Forest Hills, police say. Gus Rosendale reports.

    The latest incident occurred on Sunday. In that case, the suspect approached a 22-year-old woman as she was entering her home, brandished a knife and demanded her property. She complied and the suspect, after being seen by a witness, ran off. There were no reported injuries.

    Police have used fingerprint evidence left at the crime scenes to identify the suspect as 20-year-old Ibrahima Ragis. He's described as being about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair.

    Authorities say he has a prior arrest for jumping a turnstile.

    Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online

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