Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Attempted Assault Reported In Queens

By: NY1 News

Police are looking into another attempted sexual assault in Queens, which happened early this morning in Jamaica.

An attack was reported just after 3 a.m. at 168th Street and Hillside Avenue. It's unclear if it will be linked to a string of attacks in the borough.

Police are still looking for the suspects behind 14 assaults in Jamaica, St. Albans, and Springfield Gardens dating back to November.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD is doing everything it can to find those responsible.

"We've done a lot as far as preventive patrol is concerned," said Kelly. "We have a lot of resources in the area. We put a task force together involving our detectives from our Special Victims Squad and our Queens Detectives Task Force."

One of the suspects is wanted for eight attacks from November through July. Police say the other suspect has attacked six women at bus stops since last month.

Police say a teenager taken into custody yesterday for allegedly inappropriately touching an 18-year-old woman last month is not involved in the assaults.

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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