Man Tries to Rape Jogger in Riverside Park

By Tom Liddy on April 15, 2012 10:27am 

Cops say this man tried to rape a 24-year-old woman on a path in Riverside Park, between 122nd and 125th Streets on April 13, 2012.
Cops say this man tried to rape a 24-year-old woman on a path in Riverside Park, between 122nd and 125th Streets on April 13, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Cops are on the hunt for a rapist who tried to attack a jogger in Riverside Park in broad daylight but was scared off by witnesses.

The frightening attack unfolded at 6 p.m. on April 13 when the 24-year-old victim was jogging on a wooded path between West 122nd and West 125th Street.

According to cops the suspect approached the victim from behind and began to choke her.

He then allegedly tossed her to the ground and tried to rape her but was interrupted by witnesses, police said.

The victim was hospitalized with minor injuries.

According to cops, the suspect is Hispanic, 35- to 40-years-old, 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap and backpack, both of which had a Nike symbol on them.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.

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