Ridgewood Rapists at Large

As the Times Newsweekly went to press Wednesday afternoon, July 16, police were still looking for two men who sexually assaulted an 18- year-old girl in Ridgewood earlier that morning.

Law enforcement sources said the attack occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday morning in the area of Seneca and Putnam avenues.

Reportedly, the suspects- described as Hispanic males in their 30s standing 5’5″-tall-attacked the girl on the street, then fled in an unknown direction. Police stated they were not known to the victim.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident. The victim was treated at Woodhull Hospital Center, police sources stated.

Authorities said one of the perpetrators was described as weighing about 200 lbs. and having brown eyes, dark hair with a pony tail and a medium complexion. He was last observed wearing a gray or white-striped blue shirt with dark colored shirts.

Reportedly, the other suspect weighs 220 lbs. and had brown eyes, dark colored hair and a medium complexion. Police said he was last observed wearing a light blue shirt with dark colored shorts.

Based on information obtained during its investigation, police believe both suspects spoke Spanish and were intoxicated at the time of the attack.

The case was presented to the NYPD Queens Special Victims Squad and the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577- TIPS or the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-386- 2723; all calls will be kept confidential.