Reward Offered in Williamsburg Attempted Rape Case
The victim awoke as the suspect was trying to rape her and fought back
Police are looking for a suspect who broke into a 21-year-old Brooklyn woman's home over the weekend and tried to rape her while she was sleeping. Rob Schmitt has the story. (Published Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013)
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 Updated at 10:57 PM EDT
Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who tried to rape
a woman sleeping in her Brooklyn home Sunday night.
The man allegedly forced his way into the woman's home near Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday and climbed on top of her.
The victim woke up as the man was trying to rape her and fought back. They struggled, and the intruder darted out a window.
Surveillance video shows the man believed to be the suspect heading down the street, wheeling a bicycle, and looking behind him as if to see if he's being pursued.
The woman had minor injuries.
Anyone with information about the rape attempt is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).