Police: Chemical thrown in face of 2 Jewish women

Police say Adrian Valentin-Polanco, 28, of Garnerville, assaulted two women, the most recent of which happened Thursday night in Monsey. They say Valentin-Polanco threw an unidentified liquid, possibly ammonia, into a 53-year-old woman's face.

Police say Adrian Valentin-Polanco, 28, of Garnerville, assaulted two women, the most recent of which happened Thursday night in Monsey. They say Valentin-Polanco threw an unidentified liquid, possibly ammonia, into a 53-year-old woman's face. (11/4/16)

MONSEY - Two attacks targeted Orthodox Jewish women in Ramapo, one as recently as Thursday night, police say.

Authorities say a 53-year-old woman was attacked in her driveway near the intersection of Olympia Lane and Golar Drive in Monsey.

Police say a man approached her from behind and threw some kind of liquid in her face.

Police say they still are not sure what the substance was, but there are reports that it may have been ammonia.

On Tuesday, there was a similar incident in Chestnut Ridge when a man came up behind a 16-year-old girl.

Investigators say they may have been attempted sexual assaults.

In both cases, the victims struggled with the assailant and he fled. Police say they do not have a good description of the assailant.

Ramapo police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 845-357-2400.

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