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Masked man rapes woman in Jackson Heights, police say

Sept. 6, 2015 By Christian Murray

A masked man grabbed a 35-year-old woman, put a sharp object against her throat and then raped her in Jackson Heights Wednesday, according to police.

The suspect allegedly followed the woman who was walking home from work at about 4:30 am near 84th Street and 35th Avenue then demanded money, grabbed her and threatened her with a sharp object against her throat.

The suspect then forced the woman into an alley between two houses and raped her. He then fled down the alley and climbed over a fence leading to 83rd street and ran off in an unknown direction, according to police.

Minutes prior to the incident, the suspect is seen on surveillance video putting on a mask and waiting for the victim to pass. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic who is 5’4″, slim build and was last seen wearing a mask, a dark colored shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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