The NYPD is looking for a man they believe to be behind three attempted rapes in Kew Gardens, Forest Park and Richmond Hill Thursday afternoon.
On Thursday, Nov. 12, around 10:40 a.m., an unidentified man approached a 20-year-old woman in front of 86-55 104th St., in Richmond Hill. The man put his arms around the woman and lifted her up while grabbing her buttocks, according to the NYPD.
The woman fought off the man, who eventually put her down and fled on foot. The woman didn’t report any injuries to the police.
A few hours later, around 12:35 p.m., a 14-year-old girl was walking near 84th Avenue and 118th Street in Kew Gardens, when the man grabbed her from behind, pushed her into nearby bushes and attempted to take off her pants, according to the police.
Again, the girl resisted and the man ran off on foot. The 14-year-old girl was uninjured, cops said.
Soon after the second incident, a 24-year-old woman was inside Forest Park, near Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, when she was approached by a man from behind, according to the NYPD. The man grabbed her legs, knocked her to the ground and pulled down her sweatpants, police said.
The woman fought the man off, and he ran away. The woman did not report any injuries.
Police describe the man as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt, beige cargo shorts and white shoes.
The unidentified male is described as being Black and is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt, beige cargo shorts and white sneakers.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
This story was updated at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 13.