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29-Year-Old Woman Ambushed in NYC Sex Attack

The suspect ran off with a ring he stole from the woman in the sex attack

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Cops are looking for a man they say ambushed a 29-year-old woman as she walked in Queens over the weekend, choking her and throwing her to the ground before dragging her into a small park and sexually abusing her, authorities say.

The woman was walking near 118th Street and North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park around 6 a.m. Saturday when cops say the stranger grabbed her from behind and choked her before throwing her to the ground. He the hauled her into Locust Grove, a small public garden and park area, where he sexually abused her, the NYPD said.

Afterward, he stole a ring and ran off.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. The suspect fled the area, heading toward Lefferts Boulevard.

Some in the area did not recognize the man believed to be responsible for the attack, but said it's not uncommon to see foot traffic during off hours, given the proximity to JFK Airport.

Police released surveillance footage of the suspect (above) and have been canvassing the area looking for more video, while talking to those who live in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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