Cops Hunt Armed Man Who Attempted to Rape Woman on Lenox Avenue, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | November 30, 2012 7:59am | Updated on November 30, 2012 9:43am

CENTRAL HARLEM — Police are asking for the public's help in trying to find a man suspected of trying to rape a 22-year-old woman at gunpoint on Lenox Avenue earlier this week.

The unidentified victim was walking near West 118th Street on November 25 when the armed suspect approached her about 7 p.m., according to the NYPD.

The man drew his gun and forced the woman to the ground, police said. The attack was interrupted by a passerby, cops said.

The suspect fled the scene.

The victim did not sustain serious injuries, police said.

Cops described the suspect as being in his 30s, standing about 5-feet-10-inches, and was last seen wearing a black hoodie under a black bubble jacket, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this attempted rape is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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