Suspect sought in random attacks on four women in Ridgewood Sunday night: NYPD

Ridgewood attacker
Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted four women in four different locations on Sunday night. (File/Lloyd Mitchell)

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted at least four women as they walked through the neighborhood on Sunday night, Feb. 5.

Each of the victims were randomly attacked from behind by the suspect, according to Community Affairs Officer Dilsia Bonilla of the 104th Precinct.

The first victim was attacked at around 9:16 p.m. as she walked in front of 59-24 Gates Ave. The assailant threw her to the ground. A second woman was thrown to the ground in front of 60-32 Palmetto St. at 9:27 p.m.

The third assault occurred just south of Rosemary’s Playground at 9:49 p.m. when the suspect snuck up on a woman in front of 18-70 Madison St. and punched her in the lower back.

A fourth woman was randomly assaulted at 10:18 p.m. near the intersection of Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road. The victim warned her neighbors in a post to the Juniper Valley Civic Association Facebook group.

“I was walking, and someone jumped on me from the back,” she wrote. “I’m bruised, I started biting on his hand that he put on my face and [began] yelling for help. He got scared and ran away.”

The victim filed a police report with the 104th Precinct, and she was driven around the neighborhood looking for the suspect, but he wasn’t found.

“I only saw him from the back, he was medium height, wearing black pants, and a white T-shirt over some long sleeve [shirt],” she wrote. “He didn’t [steal] anything, didn’t try to get my bag; he tried to strangle me.”

The suspect is described as possibly white or Hispanic and wearing dreadlocks in a ponytail, according to Officer Bonilla. He fled the scene in a dark SUV, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the 104th Precinct Community Affairs squad at 718-386-2431.