NYPD is looking for a man suspected of trying to rape two women on the New York Subway, less than two hours apart and in broad daylight.
The first attempt was on the Upper West Side in Manhattan and the second on Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn, according to investigators.
Both attacks occurred on Saturday. The first around 11:35 am inside Broadway station and West 72nd St.
A 36-year-old woman said the suspect prevented her from passing, dragged her to the end of the platform and attempted to sexually assault her.
Police say the victim defended himself, tearing his face and he left. But less than two hours later, he attacked again, in another county.
The second victim was a 25-year-old woman who had boarded an F line train on Jay Street. The young woman reported to the police that when they approached Prospect Park station, the suspect hit her, threw her on a bench, climbed on top of her and lifted her skirt.
A witness alerted a driver, who entered the car and yelled at the suspect, who escaped again.
News 12 reported that both victims were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries.
NYPD released a photo of the suspect. It is described as between 25 and 30 years old, approximately 5 feet 4 inches and weighing 140 pounds. Police say he has brown eyes and short, straight hair.
Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
— Katie Lusso (@KatieLusso) June 10, 2020