Man Grabbed, Tried to Rape Woman Walking on Brooklyn Street: NYPD

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    Police are looking for a man accused of grabbing and trying to rape a woman as she walked on a Brooklyn street shortly after midnight Friday. (Published Friday, Aug 29, 2014)

    Police are looking for a man accused of grabbing and trying to rape a woman as she walked on a Brooklyn street shortly after midnight Friday.

    The 20-year-old victim was walking along Saint Marks Avenue approaching Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights at about 12:30 a.m. Friday when the suspect grabbed her from behind, police say.

    The suspect grabbed the woman by the waist, covered her mouth with his hand, then threw her to the ground, police said. He then tried to take off her clothing, but when she resisted, he ran away. 

    Police said the suspect is about 19 years old, 5 feet 6 inches and about 160 pounds. 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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