Police arrested a man accused of terrorizing two Flushing businesses, allegedly raping a worker in one and robbing another, authorities said.
Zhordrack Blodywon, 40, was wanted in connection with a string of violent incidents across the city, according to the police, who arrested the East Elmhurst resident Saturday on Long Island as he attempted to escape authorities by bus. He was charged with rape, robbery and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the NYPD.
At about 11 p.m. Oct. 17, Blodywon entered a commercial establishment in Flushing, at 35-32 Union St., and allegedly raped a 55-year-old woman inside, according to the NYPD.
The woman was taken to New York Hospital Queens and listed in stable condition, and police released a video of the suspect to the public.
Three days later, the 40-year-old entered the Butterfly Massage Parlor, at 35-22 Union St., at about 1 a.m. and took two cell phones at gunpoint before fleeing, police said.
Cops responded to the location, where a 42-year-old worker provided details about the incident and a physical description of Blodywon, which led police to call in additional units to investigate.
Police then received a tip on Blodywon’s identity, but were led to his whereabouts later that day by a quick-thinking worker in another massage parlor.
At about 1 p.m., Blodywon entered a Northern Boulevard massage parlor in Great Neck, L.I. A woman working there recognized Blodywon from images released by police and called the authorities.
Before they could arrive, Blodywon fled the location and boarded a bus, but did not get far.
Nassau County cops located the vehicle and cuffed Blodywon on the spot, according to the NYPD.
Blodywon was carrying a BB gun and a hunting knife when cops collared him, the NYPD said.
He was charged in the two Flushing incidents, but police said Blodywon may also be tied to an incident in Manhattan still under investigation.
At about 10 a.m. Aug. 17, he entered a Manhattan business and allegedly beat a 41-year-old woman unconscious before sexually assaulting her, police said. He then allegedly stole property from the store and fled on foot, police said.
Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4566.
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