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Corona and Elmhurst
Armed Elmhurst creep
forced woman into sex
act at gunpoint: NYPD
Special victims detectives in Queens
are looking for the armed attacker who
sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman
on the street at gunpoint.
Police said the brazen attack happened
at 2:15 a.m. on June 18 in the vicinity of
78th Street and Roosevelt Avenue on the
Elmhurst/Jackson Heights boundary.
According to law enforcement sources,
the creep approached the victim as she
walked through the area and displayed
a fi rearm.
Authorities said the pervert then forced
the woman into an area off the street, where
he forced her into a sex act. Moments later,
he removed the woman’s bag — which
contained her cellphone and wallet — and
fl ed in an unknown direction.
Th e incident was reported to the 110th
Precinct. Th e victim was brought to
Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
On June 20, the NYPD released photos
of the attacker, whom police described as
a Hispanic man with a goatee who wore
a black mask, a black hooded sweatshirt,
black sweatpants and white sneakers. He
was also seen carrying a drawstring bag.
Anyone with information regarding his
whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at
800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-
PISTA). You can also submit tips online
at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter
@NYPDTips. All calls and messages are
kept confi dential.
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond
Hill, Woodhaven and northern part of Ozone
Police searching for two men
suspected in Woodhaven shooting
Police from the 102nd Precinct are looking for two
men in connection with a shooting in broad daylight
on Tuesday, June 15, in Woodhaven.
A man was wounded at the corner of Jamaica Avenue
and 90th Street on June 15 aft er he was involved in a
dispute over the sale of a gas-powered scooter, according
One of the men drew a handgun and allegedly fi red
the weapon, striking the 24-year-old man in the hip.
Th e two suspects fl ed the scene on foot and were last
seen running westbound on Jamaica Avenue around
2:30 p.m., police said.
Th e victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital by
private means, where he was reported to be in stable
Th e shooter was described by police as having been
last seen wearing a blue face mask, a white T-shirt,
black shorts and black and red sneakers. Th e second
suspect was described as a man last seen wearing eyeglasses,
an orange T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers,
according to police.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of
the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-
57-PISTA (74782). Th e public can also submit their
tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.
com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Long Island City, Astoria, Woodside and Jackson
Man sought for fi ring weapon near
Queensbridge Houses: NYPD
Police at the 114th Precinct in Astoria are searching for a
gunman in connection with a reckless endangerment incident
near the Queensbridge Houses in late April.
Th e NYPD received reports of shots fi red during the evening
of April 28 in front of 40-07 12th St. in Long Island
City in which an unidentifi ed man fi red his weapon, striking
a bedroom window of a residence at 40-06 12th St.,
Th ere were no injuries resulting from the shooting, according
to the NYPD.
Th e suspect was captured on surveillance cameras and is
described as a dark-skinned man with a medium build who
was last seen wearing all black clothing and white sneakers,