Cops Release Video of Suspect in Brooklyn Sex Attacks

Police are looking to question the man in four attacks in Park Slope, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park

Monday, Jun 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:02 PM EDT
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Police are looking to question this man suspected in four sex attacks in Brooklyn.

Police are looking to question this man suspected in four sex attacks in Brooklyn.

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Police released video Monday of a man suspected of rape and three attempted rapes in Park Slope, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge over the last 10 weeks. 

The suspect first tried to grab a victim off the streets on March 20 at 11:30 p.m., pushing a 24-year-old woman to the ground on 16th Street in Park Slope, cops said.  The woman was able to break free, suffering only minor injuries, police said.

He struck again on May 3rd, shortly before midnight near Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, police said. The suspect -- armed with a knife -- tried to force a woman into a driveway. She struggled and the suspect fled on foot.

On May 29th at 10:30 p.m. near 55th Street in Sunset Park, the suspect pushed a 22-year-old woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.  She resisted and the attacker fled, police said.

Then just two days ago, the suspect followed a 28-year-old woman into the vestibule of a building on 55th Street in Park Slope.  He forced her to the ground and raped her, police said.

The sex attacks have put women in these neighborhoods on edge. 

"There is a lot of crime going on,” said Crystal Pimentel of Brooklyn. “Even like my friend, we all walk each other to the train station. We don’t leave unless it's as a group because it is dangerous out there."

Police ask anyone with information about these crimes to call 800-577-TIPS.
 

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