The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspect who is wanted in connection with an attempted rape that occurred within the confines of the 77th Precinct. The details are as follows:
On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 1445 hours, in the vicinity of Prospect Place and Howard Avenue, the victim (F/W/26) was inside of a laundry room located in an apartment building at the location, when the suspect approached her from behind, grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground. The suspect then straddled the victim while on the ground, pulled down his pants and attempted to rape her. The victim was able to fight off the suspect before fleeing. The victim sustained minor injuries to her face and arms as a result of this incident.
The suspect is described as a M/B/40's, 5'8" and 160-180 lbs.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8447). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All call are strictly confidential.