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Police Hunt for Suspect Wanted for Attempted Rape

By Jesse Lent | October 22, 2012 8:35pm

MANHATTAN — Police are searching for a man wanted for attempting to rape a 35-year-old woman in Washington Heights on Sunday.

Around 3 a.m. on Oct. 21, the suspect followed the victim into her apartment building, where he tried to rape her, police said. The woman was able to fight her attacker off, and he fled the building.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black vest, black jeans and a plaid shirt, police said. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and between the ages of 20 and 25.

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