UPDATE: Suspect nabbed for robbing, raping woman at knifepoint at Queens massage parlor

The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly raped a woman in Richmond Hill on Feb. 17, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the NYPD)

Cops nabbed on Tuesday a man who allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint at a Queens massage parlor on Monday afternoon and then raped her after she handed over her cash.

According to police, at 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 17, Luchiano Crooks, 26, entered Vivi Massage Spa, located at 134-10 Jamaica Ave. in Richmond Hill, where he was instructed to wait for a masseuse in room #2. When the 45-year-old female masseuse entered the room, cops said, Crooks allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded money.

The victim, who was in fear of her life, complied and handed over $100 in cash. After getting the cash in hand, Crooks allegedly raped the victim, according to police.

The suspect then fled to parts unknown. EMS took the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Queens, where she was treated and released.

On Feb. 18, the NYPD released photos and video of the suspect taken from surveillance footage that the massage parlor:

Police announced on Tuesday night that detectives collared Crooks — who resides on 131st Street in Richmond Hill — and booked him on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree robbery and criminal sexual act.

With reporting by Robert Pozarycki. 

This story was updated on Feb. 19 at 9:20 a.m.

This story first appeared on amny.com


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