The violent thug who tried to rape a young woman near the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 19 and possibly another woman a week later has now been linked to another, earlier attack in Bensonhurst.
Since police released a sketch of the alleged Fort Greene attacker, the NYPD revealed that the suspect is now wanted for at least three attempted rapes since Jan. 9.
Police say the thug grabbed his first victim, a 28-year-old woman, as she made her way home at 2 am near the corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 63rd Street in Bensonhurst. He threw her against a fence, slapped her and exposed himself as he tried to pull her panties down, but the woman successfully fought the fiend off.
Ten days later, the suspect grabbed a 25-year-old woman near the corner of St. Felix Street and Hanson Place at 1:30 am. This time, he grabbed his victim from behind and tried to rip off her clothes, police said.
But, again, the thug scampered away after his victim screamed, leaving her physically unharmed. At the time, the thug was wearing a dark pea coat with a light-colored, button-down shirt.
Cops soon connected the would-be assailant to a Jan. 26 attack near the corner of Fulton and Cumberland streets.
During that attack, which was first reported by the blog Fort Greene Patch, the predator grabbed a 24-year-old woman, threw her against a fence and attempted to remove her underwear.
“Don’t fight it,” the man said as he wrestled with his victim — a fight he quickly abandoned after a witness saw what was happening and yelled for help.
Anyone with information should call NYPD hotline at (800) 577-8447 or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. Police say that all calls are anonymous.