Police Search For New York City Suspect Accused of Knocking Out and Raping Woman After Offering Scooter Ride

Photo Credit: NYPD Crimestoppers

New York City Police Department is searching for a man who is accused of raping a woman in Queens, reports Fox News

According to authorities, the suspect allegedly approached the woman on a motorized scooter and offered to give her a lift home at around 5 a.m. Sunday. Police say, that the suspect came across as a good Samaritan striking up a friendly conversation with the victim. The woman took the stranger up on his offer and hopped on his scooter, reports state. 

The suspect then rode her to 48th Avenue and 72nd Street, where he punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious before raping her, according to Fox News.

“As the victim was regaining consciousness, the individual fled the location on the scooter, heading to parts unknown,”

police said in a press release.

The victim sustained serious injuries from the attack and was rushed to a local hospital. She is in stable condition, reports reveal. 

NYPD released photos of the suspect and asks anyone with information to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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