Police are seeking a man who robbed and sexually attacked two women on the same block in Brooklyn within 20 minutes of each other.
Cops say the first attack happened on Friday, February 25 at 11:20 p.m. when a 44-year-old woman near 82nd Street in Bay Ridge opened the front door of her residential building. The suspect pointed a gun to her back and forced her into the building.
The woman struck on the side of her face with the gun, and was robbed of her cell phone and cash. The suspect also attempted to sexually assault the woman but failed.
Twenty minutes later on the same street, at 11:40 p.m., the man approached a 22-year-old woman and pointed a gun at her.
The suspect forced the woman to the rear of a residential building, where he raped her and stole her cell phone.
Cops describe the suspect as a white man between 5'6" to 5'9" and about 150- to 170-pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored windbreaker jacket, a blue hoodie and tan or grey pants.
Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.
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