Police Seek Suspect In 3 Brooklyn Sex Assaults

If This Man Looks Familiar, The NYPD Wants To Hear From You

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a suspect wanted in connection with three sexual assaults in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The police want the public’s assistance in locating a black man in his late 20s, between 5-foot-9 and 5-11, with a medium build and short black hair.

“A rapist? Oh my God, that’s crazy,” East Flatbush resident Sarah Hines told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

1010 WINS Reporter Al Jones talks with nervous New Yorkers.

Police said the latest incident occurred on Dec. 10 in East Flatbush, when the suspect was reportedly waiting in the lobby of the victim’s apartment building. He followed her into the elevator and up to her door before pushing his way into her apartment, where he beat and raped the victim, police said. He fled through a bedroom window and down the fire escape.

In a similar instance in May, the suspect allegedly forced his way into his victim’s apartment after following her home. He choked and raped the victim, then stole her cell phone, passport and money before fleeing, police said.

The suspect is also believed to be behind a sexual assault in the same area in April 2008. He allegedly followed his victim to her apartment door and pushed his way in before choking and forcibly groping her.

“It’s very bad when you walk around, knowing you can get raped by somebody,” resident Linda Dumay said. “It’s very hard to walk around.”

All three attacks occurred near the intersection of Flatbush and Bedford Avenues in East Flatbush.

Some residents said they are now leery of sharing an elevator, and are planning to take extra safety precautions.

“I’ll walk with somebody or be on the phone with somebody,” one resident said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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  • Steve

    Castrate Him and Folly – you two have the right idea!! Forget jail – catch this guy and “gut” him like the worthless animal that he is!!!!

    Jason Sharke – you are an imbecile. Why don’t you take your color obsession somewhere else. This forum should be about people concerned for the community and “burning the trash” (like this suspect – regardless of his color). Why don’t you take your moronic comments to the Howard Stern show???? I’m sure they’ll get a better audience there.

  • Titanity

    The ladies that were raped, do they have any record for dressing irresponsibly?
    because they were not the only women in NY and believe me rapists don’t just rape anybody

    • Ray

      Sure! we believe you.. Are you a convicted rapist with experience???

  • Ray Ramondes

    Did the story say whether he was black or not? He is? really?

  • folly

    i pray he is arrested and castrated, behind bars no.

  • Edeliza dela Cruz Lazo

    The best way to solve this crime is to have a camera installed in all building’s elevators.

  • Tokunboh

    I agree with all that says rapists should be castrated and no longer jailed, jailing them is just waste of space. seriousely this law should be pushed in the house.

  • John Zemba

    Sad Development indeed.
    The best when caught is to let him go with his items castrated so he can never ever have any means of raping innocent victims in his remaining time on earth. Days are numbered shouldn’t take things for granted.

  • Jason Sharke

    Does anyone have a statistic for how many of these serial rapists in NYC are black men? How come it’s ALWAYS a black man? Surely some bookish liberal will be able to answer this question.

    • louis

      because statistically that has been a fact! we are a creation of or environment after all…

  • tonybklyn

    Hide your kids, and hide your wives hide your husbands too, because he’s raping everybody up here.

  • Castrate Him When Convicted

    He needs to be castrated. No need to put him behind bars.

  • Chijiuba Allison

    New York has it all the good the bad and the very ugly, but raping? why would any sane man indulge in such an animalistic behaviour in this time and age, i wonder.

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