A surveillance image of the attempted rape suspect.
Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a 23-year-old female in lower Manhattan on Sunday.
According to investigators, the perp cornered the woman inside her apartment building near 11th Street and 3rd Avenue, before pushing her into her place of residence and attempting to sexually assault her.
The man then stole the victim’s wallet and ran off.
Investigators have released surveillance video purportedly showing the man inside a bodega, wearing a beige hat, white shirt, black shorts and blue sneakers.
Citywide, there have been 851 reported rapes so far this year, which is an increase from the same timeframe in 2021, when the NYPD recorded 760 incidents of rape.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.