NYC Woman Forgets Keys, Endures Violent Sex Attack While Waiting to Be Let in

The suspect is still on the loose; police said he's believed to be a man in his 20s

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A 41-year-old Brooklyn woman who had returned home from a night out early Friday and forgot her keys was attacked by a stranger in his 20s who punched her, said, "I'm going to get you naked," and tried to rape her, according to police.

The woman was waiting outside her Greenpoint apartment for someone she had called to bring down her keys when the man walked up and started talking to her around 5:30 a.m., the NYPD said. Police sources told NBC New York that the man tried to get close to the woman, telling her that he also lived in the Banker Street building. She told him to get lost and started to walk away.

That's when the man came from behind her, shoved her and punched her, then made the sexual comment and took off her shirt, along with his own.

Police say the woman was fighting him the whole time and eventually was able to get him off of her, and screamed for help. She ran away and reported the attack.

The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition, with cuts and bruises to her face and body. Detectives were at the scene later, trying to find fingerprints and other clues to identify the suspect.

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

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