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Police are asking area residents for any information about a sex attack in nearby Greenpoint.

Officials said that a 25-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at 4:30 a.m. on October 20 at the corner of Diamond Street and Nassau Avenue.

The woman’s attacker was described as a 5’8”, 185-pound Hispanic male wearing blue jeans, a dark T-shirt and sporting a mustache.

Armed with a sketch, police are continuing their search for the assailant before he strikes again.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cops are looking for a silver-tongued devil who complimented an area woman on her looks before demanding her money and phone.

The victim told police that she was nearing the corner of Morgan and Johnson avenues at 6:40 a.m. on October 26 when the stranger walked up to her.

“Girl, you look nice today,” the man exclaimed.

But this happy encounter ended on a dark note.

Without skipping a beat, the thief demanded her property and stormed off with the loot, police said.


A 33-year-old man wasn’t safe at home last week when he was robbed him of his iPhone inside his building’s vestibule.

The victim told police that he had entered the Hope Street building between Roebling and Havemeyer Streets at 8 p.m. on October 23 when the unidentified suspect pulled a knife on him.

The thief asked to “see” the victim’s iPhone, but never returned it, officials said.

These guys were going ga-ga over graffiti.

Police said that up to six wall scrawlers were arrested on graffiti charges over the last few weeks for peppering their tags and other marks across Williamsburg.

To these vandals nothing was sacred, not even Port-O-Pottys, police said.

Those arrested included Thomas Coleman and Paul Beisner, both 22, who were allegedly responsible for writing the words “Hard Work” on a Port-O-Potty located on the corner of Havemeyer and North 7th streets.

Also arrested was 20-year-old Dennis Pires, who was arrested on October 10 after he was seen painting the words “Mamgid Demon” on the side of the Con Ed building on North 10th Street near Wythe Avenue, according to published reports.

All of the vandals were charged with making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments.

A 32-year-old reveler was arrested last week when he tried to “keep the party going” even though his hosts wanted to call it a night.

Officials said that suspect Waris Grant was celebrating at the Bushwick Avenue apartment at 12:30 a.m. on October 20 when the party started winding down.

When one of the hosts finally showed Grant the exit, he became irate and kicked in the door, damaging the lock, officials allege.

He then attacked the host, punching him the back of the head and slicing open his back with an unknown instrument, police said.

Cops took Grant into custody a short time later, charging him with assault

An area man was robbed of his cash, watch and iPhone following a hold-up at the corner of Hope and Havemeyer streets.

The victim told police that he was approaching the corner at 9:30 p.m. on October 12 when a man in a sweatshirt stopped him.

“Give me money,” the man demanded as he stuck his hand under the sweatshirt, acting as if he had a gun.

Although he never saw a weapon, the victim handed over the items, officials said.

Cops are looking for a thief who ran off with a free-wheeling trickster’s wheels.

The 20-year-old biker said that he was testing out tricks near the corner of Roebling and South 4th streets on the evening of October 12 when someone approached and asked if he could ride the bike.

The victim said no, but the thief jumped on the bike and ran off with it anyway, officials said.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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