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Man wanted for armed rape, robbery in Brooklyn

Police are searching for a 21-year-old man wanted in the rape and robbery of a woman at gunpoint in a Brooklyn park last year.

Police say Damien Hollis, 21, raped a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint last year inside Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn. (NYPD) Police say Damien Hollis, 21, raped a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint last year inside Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn. Credit: NYPD

Police are searching for a 21-year-old man wanted in the rape and robbery of a woman at gunpoint in a Brooklyn park last year.

The attack occurred almost a year ago on May 29, 2012. Police were recently able to identify Damien Hollis as a suspect thanks to a positive DNA hit.

Cops say Hollis approached a 26-year-old woman early on the morning of May 29, 2012, at a bus stop located at East New York and Ralph avenues. He brandished a firearm and ordered her to walk to Lincoln Terrace Park, where he raped her. He then took the victim's cell phone and fled.

Hollis is described as about 6 feet tall and 160 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting to this article.

 
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