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Man Tried to Rape Teen in Queens Park, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | October 9, 2012 8:54am
 Police hope to identify this man they believe tried to rape a young woman in Queens on Aug. 21, 2012. 
Police hope to identify this man they believe tried to rape a young woman in Queens on Aug. 21, 2012. 
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NYPD

AUBURNDALE — Cops are hunting for a man they say tried to rape a 17-year-old girl in Peck Park last month.

The man knocked the young girl to the ground around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 21, but she kicked her attacker in the chest and fled the scene, police said.

Police described the attacker as bald, roughly 5-foot-11, middle-aged, about 225 pounds and speaking with an Eastern European accent.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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.