Cops Hunt for Suspect Who Tried to Rape Woman in Manhattan

Surveillance video shows the suspect following the 52-year-old victim into her Washington Heights apartment building

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013  |  Updated 9:28 AM EDT
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Cops Hunt for Suspect Who Tried to Rape Woman in Manhattan

Police are looking for a suspect, shown above in an image from a surveillance video, wanted for attempting to rape a woman in Washington Heights.

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Police are looking for a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in Manhattan Friday evening.

Surveillance video shows the suspect following the 52-year-old victim into her Washington Heights apartment building at Haven Avenue and West 175th Street. According to authorities, he grabbed the woman from behind and tried to rape her.

Police say that after the victim screamed he stole her cellphone and then fled.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
 

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