NYPD Now Seeking Possible 2nd Sexual Predator In Brooklyn

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An attempted sexual assault in Brooklyn early Saturday morning leaves police looking for perhaps yet another predator.

Police say a man, 5'8" in height, tried to attack a woman at 17th Street and 7th Avenue in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, at 12:15 a.m. Saturday before he took off in a beige SUV.

They say as of now, the man is not the same one responsible for a series of attacks in this neighborhood as well as Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.

Police continue to search for the rapist they say is responsible for a series of sexual attacks stretching from spring to late summer in Brooklyn, and now they've released a revised sketch of the suspect. He's described as a man between the ages of 25 and 30, 5'7" in height, and 165 pounds.

All the women who've been targeted have been between the ages of 20 and 36. The suspect typically approaches a woman from behind, tries to reach under her clothes, tries to push her to the ground, and in one surveillance tape, was seen trying to take down his own pants. The women have often screamed so loudly, the suspect fled on foot.

The first attack took place in March, and the latest one took place in August. They've been similar in that -- with the exception of the attack on August 26th, which happened at dusk (8:45 p.m.) in Park Slope -- all have taken place during the overnight hours, between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Women who live in Brooklyn have called for greater police patrols, and Councilwoman Leticia James secured funds to install some additional surveillance cameras in some areas, for protection.

Women are being advised to walk in pairs, take out their earbuds and not be out late at night alone, if at all possible.

If you have any information on either suspect, you're being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. You can also text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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