NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is trying to track down a man accused of attacking women inside Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
In the first incident on February 24, police said the man approached a 58-year-old woman and pulled her hair.
Then on March 11, he allegedly forced a 24-year-old woman to perform oral sex on him.
Two days later, police said the man approached a 26-year-old woman, knocked her cellphone out of her hand and pulled her hair. He allegedly took her phone and took off toward Prospect Park Zoo.
All of the incidents happened in the afternoons between East and Center drives.
“I always go alone, but I go in the morning and maybe at night, but still. I relax going here and now I’m scared,” Park Slope resident Briana Boax told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.
“This has got to be communicated more clearly to people, even put up signs or something to be more aware. And the police need to be constantly roaming,” another woman added.
“I’m shocked,” said Crown Heights resident Christine Edwards. “I hope they get him.”
Police released surveillance video of a man wanted for questioning in the case, along with a sketch. He’s described as a black man in his late 20s, 5 feet 7 to 9 inches tall, last seen wearing a red pullover sweatshirt with a white stripe and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.