POLICE ALERT ON BRONX-QUEENS RAPIST
City cops fear that a serial rapist who poses as a plumber to trick his way into victims' apartments is likely to strike a tenth time. DNA evidence has linked him to nine sexual assaults in the Bronx and Queens, including that of a 9 year old, in the past four years. The most recent attack was three weeks ago in the Norwood section of the Bronx, where he entered an apartment and raped a 58-year-old woman who was watching TV. He would knock on the victim's door and say he came to fix the leak before forcing his way inside. He is believed to be Hispanic, 20-30 years old, short dark hair and some facial hair. He has been seen wearing dark pants and shirts. Police are asking anyone with information to call the NYPD Crimestoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.