CANARSIE - Police are looking for a man who allegedly raped one woman and attempted to rape another in Canarsie.
According to police, on Aug. 30, the suspect pulled a 19-year-old woman into the backyard of a home on Rockaway Parkway and raped her. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.
On Sept. 7, police say the man walked up behind a 29-year-old woman, forced her into a parking lot on the corner of Conklin Avenue and East 98th Street and tried to rape her. They say she resisted and fled the scene.
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Authorities say the suspect covered his face in both incidents, first with a white T-shirt and then with a bandana that had the flag of Grenada on it. They say he is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds.
Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.