Police Hunt for Brooklyn Attempted Rape Suspect

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Police released surveillance video believed to be of a man suspected in four attempted rapes in Brooklyn.

Police released surveillance video believed to be of a man suspected in four attempted rapes in Brooklyn.

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Police are hunting for a man suspected in four Brooklyn attempted rapes since March, and released new surveillance video believed to show the suspect.

In the most recent case, the man approached a 36-year-old woman from behind as she entered her Sunset Park apartment building on Saturday at about 4 a.m. He tried to push her into the building and grabbed her throat, but fled when she yelled.

The first incident occurred March 20 at 11:30 p.m., when the suspect tried to grab a victim off the street, pushing the 24-year-old woman to the ground on 16th Street in Park Slope, cops said.  The woman was able to break free, suffering only minor injuries, but the incident was captured on a surveillance camera, including her chilling screams.

Another attempted assault happened again on May 3, shortly before midnight near Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, police said. The suspect -- armed with a knife -- tried to force a woman into a driveway. She struggled and the suspect fled on foot.

On May 29 at 10:30 p.m. near 55th Street in Sunset Park, the suspect pushed a 22-year-old woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.  She resisted and the attacker fled, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS, by going to www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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