Attempted rape in Ridgewood

The Queens Special Victims unit is searching for an individual wanted for an attempted rape that occurred on Sunday, February 19, in the vicinity of Saint Felix and Cypress avenues.
According to a report from the 104th Precinct, at about 10:30 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground by the suspect, who attempted to rape her. When the victim screamed for help, the perpetrator ran off with her purse.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 25 and 35, roughly six feet tall and 210 pounds. He has short black hair and was wearing a gray jacket, according to police.
At a Citizen’s for a Better Ridgewood meeting on Monday, February 27, Captain Michael Cody of the 104th Precinct said the investigation is ongoing, but no new information has surfaced since the incident.
“There fortunately have been no further incidents,” he added.
Police ask that anyone with information about the suspect call 800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can also log into or text TIP577 to 274637 (CRIMES).

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