Suspect In Prospect Park Attack May Be Tied To Other Crimes
By: NY1 News
NY1: Suspect In Prospect Park Attack May Be Tied To Other Crimes
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Police are searching for a man who they believe has raped four women in Queens and Brooklyn since 2003.
Detectives now say the man who allegedly raped a woman in Prospect Park this month, may have attacked other women in Queens.
"The individual they're looking for attacks young women after they've been with a male. They're either leaving park by themselves, he intimidates them, and says there may be pictures that he would make public,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
In addition to the rape in Prospect Park, three attacks happened in Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, one just four days before the Prospect Park attack, the other two in 2003.
Police have released an updated sketch of the suspect, along with a sketch of the suspect from the 2003 attacks.
Police are describing the suspect as around 40 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall with a husky build.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly attack on a musician in the Bronx.
Police say 23-year-old Robert Robertson has been charged with second degree murder in the beating death of John Mateo.
Mateo and his friend were attacked by at least four other men in the early morning hours of June 1st.
Police say Robertson, a known Bloods gang member, may have been involved in several other attacks that took place in the area.
Four people were beaten by a group of men that Friday and Saturday.
All of the attacks occurred near East Kingsbridge Road and Morris and Jerome Avenues in Fordham.
Anyone with information on either of these crimes should call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.