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Woman Punched in the Head Before Elmhurst Rape Attempt, Police Say

By Katie Honan | August 25, 2014 9:28am
Attempted Rape in Elmhurst
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ELMHURST — A man punched a woman in the back of the head and tried to rape her as she walked on a residential street earlier this month, according to police.

The suspect allegedly crept up on the 23-year-old woman before 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 as she walked on Gleane Street, near Elmhurst Avenue, according to police.

He punched her in the back of her head, knocking her to the ground, police said.

The suspect groped her before fleeing, according to the NYPD.

He was last seen wearing plaid shorts and a T-shirt, according to surveillance video.

People with information can call 800-577-TIPS or send tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637, then entering TIP577.