It’s a nightmare scenario for anyone, but especially those who work early in the morning.
Police say that on Sunday, October 16, at approximately 6:22 a.m., a 51-year-old woman was walking to work along Horace Harding Expressway, near 60-07 168th Street, when an unknown man approached her from behind.
The man, pictured to the left, immediately placed her in a chokehold, which caused her to momentarily lose consciousness.
He threw her to the ground and “sexually assaulted her,” according to police.
Reports say she continued on to work and called her son, who reported the incident to authorities.
The suspect then got into his dark-colored 4-door began and fled westbound on Horace Harding.
Police say there are no arrests yet and the incident’s being investigated by the NYPD’s Queens Special Victims Squad.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.