Creep sought for attempted rape inside Manhattan apartment building | amNewYork

Creep sought for attempted rape inside Manhattan apartment building

The suspect wanted for an attempted rape in Hamilton Heights on May 1, 2020. (Screenshot via video provided by NYPD)

Cops need the public’s help in finding the deviant who tried to rape a 32-year-old woman inside a Manhattan apartment building on Friday night.

The NYPD released on Sunday morning video footage of the creep connected to the May 1 attack, which occurred at 9 p.m. at a building on 149th Street in Hamilton Heights.

According to law enforcement sources, the suspect followed the 32-year-old woman off the street into the apartment building. Once inside, he punched the woman in the face, then tried to pull down her pants.

Authorities said the victim managed to fight off her attacker, who grabbed her cellphone and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 30th Precinct responded to the incident. The victim suffered pain and bruises, but refused medical attention.

The video footage shows the suspect walking through the building lobby and exiting down a ramp. 

Police did not provide a physical description of the would-be rapist. He’s shown on the video wearing a light blue hood, a gray or tan jacket, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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