Police Search For Livery Cab Driver Who Allegedly Tried To Rape Passenger
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Police are looking for a livery cab driver who allegedly tried to rape a passenger in Queens.
They allege the driver followed the 20-year-old into her Astoria building after she got out of the cab Friday morning.
Investigators said he grabbed her and tried to rape her.
The woman was able to fight him off.
She was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
"This is a very quiet neighborhood, very neighborly and very safe, so that's pretty unusual and surprising," said one resident.
"That kind of stuff can happen anywhere," said another. "I got my phone stolen out of my office building the other day so people are strange sometimes."
"I've never heard in this neighborhood," said a third. "It's really quiet around here."
Police said the driver took off in his light-colored Lincoln town car.
He's described as 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 4 inches in height and about 150 pounds in weight.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.