Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating another possible sexual assault in Brooklyn.
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A woman told investigators she was fondled by a man as she left the subway station at 4th and Prospect avenues in Greenwood Heights around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The woman’s screams scared him off, according to police. The 29-year-old woman described her attacker as a Hispanic male.
A department spokesman says it’s too early to link the incident to 11 other attacks that have happened in Brooklyn since March.
Police say no property was taken and the suspect did not display a weapon.
Residents in the area, especially women, have been on high alert since the attacks began.
Many say more deterrents are needed in the Sunset Park and Park Slope neighborhoods.
“We want to see better lighting, we want to see a stronger police force,” said one woman. “Any sort of advocacy for women, especially single women walking alone at night.”
Police have been posting sketches of three possible suspects around the area.
On Tuesday, officials also released new surveillance video related to the string of attacks.
In a separate attack early Wednesday morning, police say a man put his hand around a woman’s throat at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station and brandished a knife.
Police say he demanded the victim remove her underwear but did not sexual assault her before taking off with her purse and phone.
Police do not believe that attack was related to those in Park Slope.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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