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Man Sought in 3 Brooklyn Rapes



    Police released surveillance video of a suspect and a person of interest wanted for questioning in connection with three rapes in Brooklyn this month. (Published Monday, April 15, 2013)

    Police are searching for the suspect who raped two women and a girl in Brooklyn earlier this month.

    All of the rapes were reported within a seven-day period in East Flatbush and Canarsie. In each case, police said the suspect engaged the victim in conversation, then lured her to an isolated location and raped her.

    The first rape in the pattern was April 4, when a 25-year-old woman was attacked at about 9 p.m. near Albany Avenue and Fenimore Street. A week later, police say the suspect raped a 19-year-old woman in the driveway of a private home near Remsen Avenue and Farragut Road in the morning.

    Later that night, authorities say the suspect attacked a 15-year-old girl in an apartment building near Midwood Street and Schenectady Avenue.

    Man Sought in 3 Brooklyn Rapes

    [NY] Man Sought in 3 Brooklyn Rapes
    A rapist is targeting young women in a Brooklyn, striking at least three times in the East Flatbush and Canarsie neighborhoods. Gus Rosendale has more.
    (Published Monday, April 15, 2013)

    The suspect is described as being in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green camouflaged jacket, pants, boots and a baseball cap, possibly with a Knicks or Yankees logo.

    Police released surveillance video of the suspect at a B12 bus stop near Albany Avenue captured just prior to the third rape (above). Authorities say they also want to question the man in white, whom they're calling a person of interest, seen conversing with the suspect near the bus stop. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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