A masked gunman entered a woman's car as she was waiting for a friend in Westchester, and pulled her into the backseat before her friend showed up and scared him off, police say.
Police say it happened Thursday night outside a home on Pennsylvania Avenue in Yonkers. The 19-year-old victim told police a man wearing all black and a ski mask hopped into her car, pulled out a gun and pulled her into the back, authorities say.
"The girl, 19 years old, was screaming and yelling, the other girl as well," said Gloria Aramayo, who lives with the victim and ran out when she heard the commotion. "He tried to rape her and [said] to 'pull out your pants.'"
People living in nearby Scarsdale fear the attacker may be the same man who tried to rob a woman in her driveway just 30 minutes earlier on the same night. The victim in that case told NBC 4 New York the attacker tried to rip off her wedding ring. She yelled to her husband inside the home, and the attacker took off.
Neighbor Nan Winson said, "My neighbor called me to tell me I should be careful, that something happened and there are police all over the place nad a helicopter."
Wendy Majdanski was still worried Monday.
"We are so close to the traion, we are close to the parkway, so things like that worry me, that people could just zoom off -- do something and is back off on the parkway," she said. "But it's a quiet neighborhood, nothing like this has happened, and I lived here over 20 years. It's shocking, really."
Police are looking into the similarities of the attacks but have not yet linked the two. In the meantime, police have increased patrols in both Yonkers and Scarsdale.