MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS — Police have released a sketch of a man who they say tried to rape a woman exiting a subway station over the weekend.
The attacker approached the 36-year-old woman from behind and pulled down her pants at the B/C subway stop at 110th Street and Cathedral Parkway Saturday around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said.
The victim started screaming and the suspect fled. The woman was uninjured, police added.
The assailant is described as 35-years-old, about 6-feet tall and 250 pounds. He was wearing a black cap, black sneakers and a black jacket, the NYPD said.
Saturday’s attack came just two days after a 21-year-old woman was attacked on a 3 train in Harlem. In that incident, a man grabbed the woman from behind, shoved her onto a seat and tried to rape her, police said.
That attacker is described as about 6-feet tall and between 25 and 35 years old, the NYPD said.
The two incidents are not believed to be connected, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.