Police are searching for a man who allegedly beat and tried to sexually assault a woman at knife-point in a Queens apartment earlier this month.

Police have identified the suspect as Nickoloas Samaroo, 21.


The NYPD says the incident took place around 3 a.m. on November 9th, at an apartment in 107-18 101 Avenue in Jamaica, and provided a graphic description of the attack, saying "the individual knocked out the 39-year-old female victim by punching her and kicking her repeatedly." When she regained consciousness, the suspect was allegedly trying to remove her pants, prompting her to engage him in conversation to distract him from taking off her clothing. From the police:

When the victim tried to run into the bathroom to get away from the individual, he grabbed her and dragged her into the bedroom. Once there, the individual assaulted the victim and caused her to lose consciousness once more. She awoke to the individual holding a knife to her face; he then threatened to harm her if she did not comply with his demands. When the individual forced the victim to perform oral sex on him she bit his penis. As the individual fell over, the victim managed to run out of the location to safety.

The suspect also fled on foot on 101 Avenue and then south on 108 Street.

The victim was treated for a laceration to her face and right leg at a nearby hospital.

Authorities released surveillance footage of the suspect leaving the building as well as a photograph. He is described as being 6' and 180 pounds and was last seen wearing black pants while carrying a red sweater. He also appears to be carrying his shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.