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Police: Suspect Broke Victim’s Nose During Attempted Sex Assault In Queens

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Queens last month.

The suspect was on a bicycle when he went up to a woman and began striking her in the face around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 25, police said.

The suspect told the victim he would stop hitting her if she performed a sex act on him, police said.

The victim managed to escape and the suspect fled, police said.

The victim was treated at Elmhurst Hospital for a broken nose.

The suspect is believed to be 20- to 25-years-old, between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing 155 to 170 pounds.

Police said he has black hair, brown eyes and a thin build.

The suspect was last seen on a black BMX-style bicycle, police said.

Anyone with information in regards is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.