Police are looking for this man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Rego Park after she greeted a car service. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)
Forest Hills 112th Precinct Police are looking for a man who posed as a car driver to assault a woman in Rego Park early Sunday morning.
The NYPD is investigating a case of sexual abuse after the 33-year-old victim greeted a ride on the corner of West 184th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan just before 5 a.m. on May 14.
According to police, the driver of a gray Volkswagen SUV pulled over, picked up the woman and asked her whereabouts. The victim gave a location in Brooklyn, but the man deviated from the GPS direction and brought the victim near Yellowstone Boulevard and 62nd Highway in Rego Park, one block south of the highway from Long Island.
Just after 5:35 a.m., police said the driver pulled out a knife and grabbed the woman’s crotch. The victim was able to jump out of the vehicle and the driver left, authorities said.
Although the woman was not lacerated or stabbed in the assault, she suffered minor injuries to her hand and feet, police said.
EMS responded to the scene at Rego Park and transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital in a stable condition.
The NYPD released a sketch of the attacker and described him as a white Hispanic between 40 and 50 who was wearing a black jacket and black pants.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging into the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.