Tall Man Forces Way Into Manhattan Apartment, Rapes Woman: Police

The suspect, 23-year-old Jean Rodriguez, is 6'9" and has "pronounced ears," according to police

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    Surveillance video shows the man wanted in connection with the rape of a woman in her Manhattan apartment. (Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014)

    Police are looking for a man who forced his way into a 20-year-old woman's Washington Heights apartment Tuesday night and raped her. 

    Authorities say the woman answered the door around 11:30 p.m. and the man pushed his way inside her home.

    He ran off after the attack. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

    The suspect has been identified as Jean Rodriguez, 23. He is unusually tall, about 6 feel 9 inches, with "pronounced ears," police say. 
    His last known address was in the Bronx. 

    Police released a photo of the suspect captured by surveillance cameras (above).

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. 

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