NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to find a man accused of sexually assaulting women at Highbridge Park in Washington Heights.

According to police, the suspect, know as “Rafi,” assaulted and/or robbed at least two women at the park in August.

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The first reported incident happened around midnight on Aug. 17.

Police said the suspect grabbed a 35-year-old sleeping woman, removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her. He allegedly stole the woman’s battery charger and fled on foot. The woman suffered cuts and bruises, police said.

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Police said the same man entered the park with a woman on Aug. 26 around 9:30 p.m.

Once inside, he allegedly pulled out a straight razor and demanded the woman have sex with him. A struggle ensued when he started removing her clothes, according to police. The woman was able to break free and left the park. She suffered a cut on her hand, but refused medical attention, police said.

The man police are looking for is believed to be 40-50 years old with a medium build, missing front teeth, brown eyes and short, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers and a black baseball cap.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

CBSNewYork Team