The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with a sex assault that occurred at approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday within the confines of the 115 Precinct in Queens.
John Vahidi, 19, was found just before midnight Friday night on Lexington Avenue and 43rd Street. He was in the process of locating his parents, authorities said.
Dion Whitehead, 38, of 484 East Houston St., was hit with four counts of robbery pertaining to the alleged mugging of at least 16 people since May, spanning from Houston Street to East 23rd Street, police said.
Authorities said the suspect approaches victims and displays or simulates a weapon — either a knife or firearm — and threatens the victims and demands personal property.
A white male walked into Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on Wednesday at approximately 5:45 p.m., walked up to the teller and passed a note stating that he had a bomb, police said.
As a result of media attention and tips from the public, police made an arrest Tuesday in the case of a recent robbery inside a Queens synagogue.
“I helped her, because he dragged her behind my house,” Lashanda Vickers told CBS 2’s John Slattery. “I heard her screaming and I grabbed one of my big kitchen knives and I came out to help her.”
The NYPD released a chilling video Thursday night of a rape suspect sneaking up on his latest victim. A woman was walking on 154th Street in the Jamaica section of Queens early Wednesday morning when she was attacked.
Police said the suspect approached two 28-year-old female victims as they were entering their apartment, pushed them into the vestibule and attempted to rape them. Police said the suspect told the victims “be quiet I have a gun.”
A city-wide search was underway Thursday for a taxi driver who allegedly raped a passenger who had passed out. In an unexpected twist, cabbies are working to help police solve the case.
Police in Queens are asking for the public’s help as they try to find a suspect wanted for a pair of sexual assaults.