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Police are on the hunt for a robber and attempted rapist who attacked a woman on a Coney Island-bound F train on Wednesday night — a shocking echo of a series of attacks that have terrified Windsor Terrace and the South Slope for six months.

The victim of the new attacker told cops that she was on the subway between the Prospect Park West/15th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations at about 2:25 am when the creep grabbed her throat and flashed a knife.

He not only stole her purse, iPhone and cash, but then ordered the woman to remove her underwear before exiting at the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop.

No sexual assault was committed.

Cops describe the suspect as a stocky 5-foot-10, 200-pound man, 40 to 50 years old, bald and with scruffy facial hair. He was last seen wearing a maroon sweater, dark pants and work shoes.

The attack occurred in the 72nd Precinct — where cops are struggling to nab at least two sex fiends in a spree of sex attacks.

This incident appears to be unrelated — except in how it has horrified local women.

Gail Guerre, 34 of Park Slope, was shocked to hear about the subway stickup — especially in light of the recent community rally against the South Slope rapist.

“I thought things would calm down,” she said. “I’ve been paranoid since the attacks, trying to relearn some self-defense moves. I had no idea this was now happening on the train.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at (800) 577-8477, text 274637 and enter “TIP577,” or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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Catherine from Windsor Terrace says:
I also heard there was another attack on East 4th Street and Greenwood Avenue on Saturday, 9/24 at 11:30pm or thereabouts. A woman was grabbed from behind as she was entering her home.

Any truth to this? There were no news reports.
Sept. 26, 2011, 10:20 am
Kate Briquelet from Brooklyn says:
Hi Catherine,

According to police, a woman was trying to enter her apartment building and a drunk man bumped into her from behind. She said, "What are you doing?" and he walked away.

We'll look into it.

Thanks!

Kate
Sept. 26, 2011, 11:10 am
Rob from Carroll Gardens says:
You're covering the attacks well, but why aren't these attacks appearing on your Crime Map?

We'd like an article with a map specifically showing all of these related sexual assaults to date.
Sept. 26, 2011, 6:42 pm
Seth M. from Windsor Terrace says:
I ran into a neighbor today in a part of Windsor Terrace where there haven't been any reports of attacks. The neighbor told me there was an attack at or near the corner of E. 4th St. & Greenwood Ave.). I haven't seen any reports of this in any of the news media.

Can Brooklyn Paper look into this to see if there is any information about more accounts that haven't been reported to the media by the police? This leads me to believe that the number of attacks may be more numerous than the 9 or so that have been publicly attributed to the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace/etc attacker(s).

The neighbor told me a female was grabbed her "a couple nights ago" and the attacker left when she screamed and neighbors came outside to see what was going on.
Sept. 26, 2011, 9:20 pm
Catherine from Windsor Terrace says:
Yes, Seth- I heard the same and not that it was a drunk man bumping into a woman- He followed her into her building. I also heard that she ended up having to go to the hospital.

I heard this from a few neighbors, one of which lived 4 doors away from the woman.
Sept. 28, 2011, 11:36 am
Seth M from Windsor Terrace says:
Catherine, thanks for the reply.

I wonder why the neighbors are saying this happened, but the police, according to Kate, are saying something completely different?
Sept. 28, 2011, 12:37 pm

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